Postdoctoral Fellow in Neuroscience
The Institute is seeking a highly talented and self-motivated postdoctoral candidate who will conduct research on a preclinical drug discovery program for neurodegenerative diseases. The candidate will develop cell-based screening technologies based on induced pluripotent stem (IPS) cells derived from patients with neurodegenerative disease such as ALS, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease and liposomal storage diseases. The candidate should be skilled in molecular biology, biochemical and cell culture techniques. Candidates with expertise in neurodifferentiation of IPS cells and in small animal models are desirable.
The John Paul II Medical Research Institute (JP2MRI) seeks to find cures and therapies exclusively using a variety of adult stem cells and induced pluripotent stem cells, and does not engage in embryonic stem cell research of any kind. The JP2MRI is developing preclinical research technologies that will broadly advance drug discovery and regenerative medicine for many diseases. In addition, the Institute will engage in educational outreach to increase the number of scientists and future medical practitioners that will work with adult stem cells, always with an emphasis on medical bioethics that is consistent with the dignity of human life.
Candidates should have a Ph.D. in neuroscience or cellular and molecular biology with a qualified visa status, permanent residency or U.S. citizenship.
Salary is commensurate with level of experience.