Motivated individual to fill an NIH-funded postdoctoral position in the field of Aging and neurodegeneration (Alzheimer’s disease) at Kent state University Biological Sciences Department (https://www.kent.edu/biology/profile/gemma-casadesus-smith). The main goals of the laboratory are to: 1) to understand the fundamental role of hormones in regulating neuroplasticity and neuronal health, particularly as it relates to cognition and (2) to understand the contribution of age-related dysregulation in such hormones in the development of AD. Research projects in the laboratory are pursued using a number of experimental strategies, including advanced techniques in molecular and cellular biology, and mouse behavior. While not a pre-requisite for this position, we are particularly interested in candidates with a strong background in in vivo and in vitro molecular neuroscience and experience in genetically modified mouse models and targeted/conditional approaches to alter gene expression (CRISP-Cas9/viral delivery etc).
PhD in cellular/molecular biology, neurosciences or related field
Additional Salary Information: NIH entry postdoctoral position guidelines
Internal Number: 403025
About Kent State University
Kent State University (KSU) is a large, primarily residential, public research university in Kent, Ohio, United States.The university also includes seven regional campuses in Northeast Ohio and additional facilities in the region and internationally. Kent State is one of the largest public universities in Ohio with an enrollment of 39,367 students in the eight-campus system and 28,972 students at the main campus in Kent. Kent State offers over 300 degree programs, among them 250 baccalaureate, 40 associate, 50 master's, and 23 doctoral programs of study and is home to the Liquid Crystal Institute and the Brain Health Research Institute (BHRI). The BHRI is a university-wide strategic effort to foster interdisciplinary collaborations among Neuroscience researchers at Kent State University and the vibrant neuroscience research community in North East Ohio. The applicant will be joining a laboratory in the Department of Biological Sciences, a growing department with a strong research presence in neurodevelopment, neuroendocrinology, and neurodegeneration.