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PostDoc: Mitochondrial Homeostasis in neurodegeneration

Posted by: Marine Biological Laboratory

Posted date: Nov-30-2017

Location: Woods Hole, MA

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Kristin Gribble in the Josephine Bay Paul Center for Comparative Molecular Biology and Evolution, to study the role of mitochondrial homeostasis in neurodegenerative disease. This project takes a multidisciplinary approach, using phenotypic, transcriptomic, genetic, genomic, epigenetic, biochemical, and imaging methods in a new animal model system, the monogonont rotifer. 

  The Gribble lab focuses on understanding the cellular, epigenetic, and evolutionary mechanisms of aging.  We are specifically investigating the genetic and epigenetic mechanisms of maternal effects in determining offspring health and lifespan. The successful applicant will have the opportunity for independent and novel research in an innovative new laboratory. For more information about the laboratory, please see our website, http://www.mbl.edu/jbpc/gribble/
The position is available immediately, and is renewable annually depending upon progress.


Qualifications: Applicants should possess a Ph.D. and/or M.D. in molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry, genetics, or a related field. The ideal candidate will have a record of scientific rigor, productivity, and creativity; the ability to work both independently and as part of a team; and a strong publication record.  Excellent oral and written communication skills are required. Highly motivated individuals with experience in other model systems are encouraged to apply. The preferred applicant will have a background in mitochondrial biology, developmental biology, and/or neurobiology. Prior experience in confocal microscopy, RNAi, and/or bioinformatics is beneficial


To apply: Visit http://www.mbl.edu/hr/employment/  to submit:

(1) A cover letter describing your research goals and motivation for joining the lab;

(2) a CV;

(3) a 1-2 page research statement; and

(4) contact information for three references

Job Title PostDoc: Mitochondrial Homeostasis in neurodegeneration
Post Details
Email jlarkum(at)mbl.edu
Employer's Website www.mbl.edu
Job Discipline Job Discipline -> Genome
Job Classification Job Classification -> Postdoctoral Researcher
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Location Woods Hole, MA
Key Words cell biology, genetics, genomics, mitochondrial biology
Start Date 2/1/2018
Deadline Jan-15-2018