Postdoctoral Fellowship on Tau Biology at the University of Rochester

We are accepting applications for a postdoctoral position to study how Alzheimer’s disease relevant forms of tau affect protein clearance and mitochondrial quality control mechanisms. These studies will be carried out primarily using C. elegans as the model organism. This is an NIH-funded position.

Successful candidates must have established expertise using C. elegans as a model organism, a strong background in molecular biology and be self-motivated and able to perform complex in vitro and in vivo experiments. Established experience with standard molecular biological techniques, fluorescence microscopy and basic protein analytical techniques is necessary. Prior experience in tau biology is a plus. The position requires a recent (two years ago or less), relevant Ph.D., a minimum of one published first author paper and excellent communication skills (speaking and writing English). Candidates should also be able to, once properly trained, independently perform research with minimal supervision, critically evaluate experimental results, troubleshoot problems, and maintain an organized and legible lab notebook that provides a detailed record of all experiments. Salary is commensurate with the NIH pay scale.

To apply, please email your CV with bibliography, description of research experience and contact information for three references to:

Keith Nehrke, PhD --I will also be at the Topical Meeting in Madison, WI from Thursday-Sunday. Feel free to give me a shout there.

Gail V.W. Johnson, PhD
University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY USA