01 Recruitment Overview
Two NIH funded postdoctoral positions are immediately available in Dr. J Li lab at the Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences and Texas A&M Institute for Neuroscience (https://tamin.tamu.edu/), Texas A&M University. Our lab studies cellular and molecular mechanisms of central nervous system demyelination and myelin repair with particular interests in neuroinflammation and neuron-glia interactions. The successful candidates will investigate novel mechanisms linking oligodendrocyte (dys)function to brain aging and human neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease and multiple sclerosis. In addition, we have an opening for a highly motivated PhD student.
As our studies use a wide range of experimental approaches, including cellular and molecular biology, biochemistry, lipidomics, immunofluorescence microscopy and transgenic animal models, ideal candidates should have strong research background in one or more of these areas and ability to work independently and collaboratively. The candidates are also expected to be a team player with high scientific standards and willing to work as a project leader with graduate/undergraduate students. The candidates will have access to high-quality research facilities, close mentorship, and opportunities for career development. These positions are grant funded; and the base pay is commensurate with research experience. Future employment is contingent upon performance and availability of funds. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.
02 Required qualifications
Applications are encouraged from self-motivated individuals who have a PhD or are nearing completion of their PhD in cell biology, neurobiology, biochemistry, and molecular biology and less than 3 years of postdoc research experiences. A strong track record of research productivity and excellent written and oral communication skills are required. Experience with mouse models and primary cell cultures is preferred, but not mandatory.
03 Application Materials:
Please include the following items in one PDF file as part of your application via email to email@example.com.
•A cover letter including a summary of your research experience, interests in the position and career goals.
• Curriculum vitae including a list of publications with brief (1-3 sentences) descriptions of your contributions to the published work.
• Representative first author publication or submitted manuscript
• Names and contact information for at least 3 references.