Postdoctoral Research Scholar


Job Description:


We invite applications for an Edson Foundation Postdoctoral Research Scholar in the ASU Neurodegenerative Disease Research Center (NDRC) at Arizona State University. The NDRC is a center in the world renown Biodesign Institute and the fellowship would be in the laboratory of Dr. Jeffrey H. Kordower, the Founding Director of the ASU-Banner Neurodegenerative Disease Research Center. Dr. Kordower’s lab studies the pathogenesis, modeling, and experimental therapeutics in neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and Multiple System Atrophy. 

The NDRC prides itself on producing highly impactful research through collaborative science. The selected candidate will work on projects related to identifying pathological processes and novel therapeutic agents for Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and other neurodegenerative diseases using in vivo rodent work, in vivo nonhuman primate work, and examination of post-mortem brain tissue from nonhuman primates and human patients.

Essential Duties

  • Rodent and nonhuman primate handling, behavioral assessment, therapeutic delivery and tissue collection.
  • Microscopy, unbiased stereology, confocal imaging, and molecular biology methods.
  • Data analysis, manuscript preparation, and oral presentations
  • Writing grant proposals
  • Mentor undergraduate and graduate students
  • Actively participate in journal clubs and lab meetings

Required Qualifications:

Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. in behavioral and/or molecular neuroscience, neurobiology, and/or a related field. The Ph.D. also must have been earned within the last four years.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Must be highly motivated and have prior experience in neurobiology, with a strong focus in neurodegenerative diseases.
  • Must have a strong background in wet lab techniques such as immunohistochemistry, immunoblots, tissue homogenization and qPCR.
  • A strong background in biostatistics and bioinformatics is a plus.
  • Motivated to learn skills that implement a multidisciplinary approach, from behavioral to molecular levels of study. 
  • Must be a team player, as collaborations are a key driver to produce impactful research at the NDRC.
  • Expertise in cognition processes (rodent or primate) is a plus

This is a open-rank position. Please apply at this link here if you are interested:

Job Category: 
ASU-Banner Neurodegenerative Disease Research Center