The postdoc will perform a range of sophisticated techniques, including parabiosis, in vivo microdialysis, and next-generation sequencing and analysis. Confocal microscopy, molecular cloning techniques, viral-mediated gene transfer, and behavioral studies will also be performed to understand processes connecting immune function in the blood to various processes occurring in the brain of rodent models of aging and Alzheimer’s disease. The postdoc will also be responsible for gathering, interpreting, and crtically assessing emerging literature and will present her/his own work at internal, local, and international seminars, conferences, or meetings. The postdoc will be expected to responsibly maintain and analyze data for preparation of manuscripts describing his/her own findings. The postdoc may also be required to provide limited hands-on mentoring of students in the laboratory at times.
Qualifications: B.S, B.A or equivalent as well as a PhD or equivalent in a relevant field of biology/neuroscience. Candidate should be a relatively recent (less than one year) graduate from PhD program. We are seeking a creative, highly motivated, and well-organized individual. Previous expertise in behavioral analysis in mouse models of disease and/or next-generation sequencing is preferred but not required. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, a CV (include details of technical expertise), and the contact information of 3 referees to Joseph.Castellano@mssm.edu .