Postdoctoral fellow in neurodegenerative disease research

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University of Central Florida

The Southwell lab at the University of Central Florida’s Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences invites applications for a postdoctoral fellow. Research in the Southwell lab is centered on development of experimental therapeutics, model systems, and biomarkers for inherited neurodegenerative diseases with a focus on Huntington disease.

The successful candidate will lead translational projects using cell culture, transgenic mice, and patient samples. The candidate is expected to independently design, conduct, analyze, and report studies with guidance from Dr. Southwell. The candidate will work closely with trainees and technicians and is expected to independently plan and supervise multiple parallel lines of investigation. The candidate will be expected to assist with grant and fellowship writing with guidance from Dr. Southwell.

Qualifications: A PhD in Neurobiology or a related field with a first author publication and no more than 2 years of postdoctoral experience. Doctoral candidates with a scheduled thesis defense date and a first author publication submitted are also invited to apply. Preference will be given to candidates with previous experience in one or more of stereotaxic surgery, mouse behavioral analysis, neuropathological analyses, primary neuron culture, stem cell culture genome editing, or BAC recombineering.  

To apply, please email a cover letter, CV, and contact information for 3 references to [email protected]. References will only be contacted for exceptional candidates, who will be notified in advance.