The Department of Pathology and the Taub Institute at Columbia University Medical Center has an opportunity for a postdoctoral position in the laboratory of Dr. Natura Myeku to work on recently funded projects related to the underlying mechanism of innate and adaptive immunity in Alzheimer's disease.
A primary focus of this position will be to utilize various in vivo and in vitro techniques to investigate the relationship between synaptic tau, proteolysis in immune cells and pathways related to memory and plasticity. Collaboration with the bioinformatics team in the lab will aim to integrate wet-lab results from diseases associated mouse models with human multi-omics database.
This position requires a Ph.D. degree in Molecular and Cell Biology, Neuroscience or Biochemistry.
Candidates with the following qualifications/experience will be considered:
Knowledge of in vivo models of neurodegenerative diseases.
Experience or strong interest in neuroscience, pharmacology, biochemistry or cell biology, and related assays is highly desirable.
Strong expertise in cellular and molecular biology.
Proficient in handling large data and statistical analysis.
Strong skills in writing papers and grants.
Experience with a variety of techniques such as:
In vivo surgeries and behavioral techniques.
Immunohistochemical and biochemical analysis of human and animal-derived tissue.
Primary neuronal and microglial culture for various assays.
Excellent oral and written skills in English are a must.
Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, current CV, and names and contact information for three references to Dr. Natura Myeku. firstname.lastname@example.org
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