The Department of Pathology and Cell Biology and the Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer's Disease and the Aging Brain at Columbia University Medical Center is seeking to hire a highly skilled postdoctoral candidate in the Lab of Dr. Natura Myeku to study neuroimmune interaction in Alzheimer's disease. This R01 funded project aims to study the mechanisms of defective proteolysis in immune cells in Alzheimer's disease at the transcriptomics and proteomics level.
We are primarily interested in a candidate with bioinformatics/computational biology experience and single-cell transcriptomic data analysis. In addition, wet-lab experience such as working with animal models and microglia primary cultures is preferred. However, the candidate will be able to develop wet-labs skills by working with a multidisciplinary and highly collaborative research team.
The core focus areas are innate immunity, tau and amyloid pathology, single-cell/single-nucleus transcriptomics, proteomics.
Qualifications and Skills
Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Immunology, Bioinformatics, Computational Biology (preferred).
Research experience in microglia/macrophage biology (preferred)
Research experience in high-throughput technologies. Single-cell transcriptomics or proteomics (preferred)
Knowledge of experimental design
Statistical and quantitative analysis skills
Basic bioinformatics skills (preferred)
Self-motivated and highly dedicated
Effective organizational and prioritization skills
Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
Ability to work both independently as well as collaboratively in a multidisciplinary environment
Interested candidates should submit their CV and names, and contact information for three references to Dr. Natura Myeku. firstname.lastname@example.org
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