Post-Doctoral Fellow
Seattle Institute for Biomedical and Clinical Research - Seattle, WA

This job posting is no longer available on Society for Neuroscience. Find similar jobs:Post Doctoral Fellow jobs

SIBCR serves our nation’s Veterans through research and education endeavors at both divisions of the VA Puget Sound Health Care System. Our Mission is to improve the health and well-being of Veterans through research and education conducted at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System. SIBCR is dedicated to supporting their efforts by facilitating collaborative research projects with other federal agencies, voluntary health organizations, nonprofit professional societies, academic institutions and for-profit companies. We are currently looking for a post-doctoral fellow to join one of our research labs.

A postdoctoral position is available in the Kraemer lab ( located at the University of Washington in Seattle. We use a variety of model systems (C. elegans, cultured human cells, and mice) to model the neurodegeneration seen in Alzheimer’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and other aging related disorders.

We are seeking a motivated post-doctoral fellow who works well with others as part of a research team. The ability to design, conduct, and report on research experiments is required. Communication skills, organizational skills, and a willingness to learn new approaches are of paramount importance. The fellow will pursue the underlying causes of aging associated protein aggregation in neurodegenerative disease using transgenic C. elegans and/or cell culture models.

Duties and Responsibilities include:

• Genetic screening for modifiers of neurodegeneration

• Screening small molecule libraries for neuroprotective compounds

• Effective communication with internal and external researchers

• Reporting of research findings

Knowledge/ Skills necessary

• Strong problem solving skills

• Knowledge of genetics and/or neurobiology

• Ability to design and execute controlled experiments

• Aptitude for effective scientific writing

Desirable Experience/Skills

• Competence in microbiology and molecular cloning

• Familiarity with transgenic mice and/or C. elegans

• Experience with cell culture.

Requirements: A PhD in the biomedical science; and the ability to fulfill responsibilities listed above; and eligibility and willingness to apply external postdoctoral funding including T32/F32 NIH training grants or other independent funding sources. Self- motivation is also essential.

To inquire about this opportunity, please respond to and attach a single PDF containing a succinct statement summarizing your previous research experience, future research goals, and your CV.

Please see our website at for additional information.

Competitive candidates will be asked to submit references. If selected as a competitive candidate, you will be contacted for an interview.

Please note that all SIBCR employees must receive a VA "Without Compensation" (WOC) appointment; this includes credentialing, finger printing and a background check.

The Seattle Institute for Biomedical and Clinical Research (SIBCR) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.