The Postdoctoral level scientist will pursue independent and team-oriented research with the C. elegans model under the direct supervision of Dr. Randy Blakely on the Jupiter campus of FAU and within the facilities of the Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute. Research will involve studies of novel molecular pathways supporting glial/neuronal interactions that impact neural signaling and disease, with a particular connections to Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Close interactions and mentorship opportunities are expected with project graduate and undergraduate research assistants and research staff. Opportunities to collaborate on complementary studies being conduced in mammalian cell culture and transgenic mouse models, though the projects will be firmly anchored in the worm model. No teaching is required in this position, though opportunities to supplement salary through undergraduate teaching and participation in community outreach programs are possible. Opportunities to lecture in graduate courses are also possible. Candidate should be an excellent communicator and eager to make presentations in journal clubs and lab meetings, as well as external meetings in poster and talk format.
Interested applicants should send cover letter describing their education and research background to email@example.com. Please use heading “C. elegans Postdoctoral Position”