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Postdoctoral Fellow - Tracy lab

Company: Buck Institute
Location: Novato
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARY

The Tracy Laboratory at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging is seeking a motivated Postdoctoral Fellow to join our team investigating the molecular events that lead to synapse dysfunction and cognitive decline in Alzheimer's disease and frontotemporal dementia. This position involves using transgenic mouse models of disease and human induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC)-derived neurons to dissect the mechanisms that trigger synapse and neuronal dysfunction during disease pathogenesis.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • PhD in Neuroscience or related field
  • Published research in peer-reviewed journals
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a vibrant scientific environment
  • Candidates with expertise in genomic engineering and iPSC technology, electrophysiology, proteomics, and neurodegeneration research are encouraged to apply

ABOUT US

Our success will ultimately change healthcare. At the Buck, we aim to end the threat of age-related diseases for this and future generations by bringing together the most capable and passionate scientists from a broad range of disciplines to identify and impede the ways in which we age. We are an independent, nonprofit institution located in Marin County, CA, with the goal of increasing human healthspan, or the healthy years of life. Globally recognized as the pioneer and leader in efforts to target aging-the number one risk factor for diseases including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, cancer, macular degeneration, heart disease, and diabetes-the Buck seeks to help people live better longer.

LIVING BETTER LONGER TOGETHER

Buck Institute for Research on Aging is an equal opportunity employer. Buck Institute seeks candidates whose experience and qualifications will enable them to contribute to our dedication to diversity and excellence. We are committed to building an organization that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. We welcome the unique contributions that you can bring in terms of education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran's status, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation and beliefs.

TO APPLY

Please apply online by submitting BOTH your CV and a cover letter including a summary of your research interests and the contact information for three references.

For additional information, please contact:

Tara Tracy, PhD, Assistant Professor

ttracy@buckinstitute.org

Keywords: Buck Institute, Novato , Postdoctoral Fellow - Tracy lab, Other , Novato, California

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