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POSTED 11-14-16
Mid-Level Assistant/Associate Professor Faculty Position in Neuroscience - University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus

We invite applications for a Mid-level Assistant/Associate Professor faculty position in Neuroscience, with a focus on cellular or developmental neuroscience.  Successful candidates are expected to have an established, innovative and independent research program and will participate in graduate, medical and dental school teaching.  The successful candidate will join a highly interactive, interdisciplinary group of faculty, students and fellows, who investigate many aspects of cell and developmental biology.  The neuroscience research in the department includes investigations on photoreceptors in Drosophila, glial cells, ion channels and sensory systems with a focus on taste and smell.

The new faculty member is expected to participate in the strong, interdepartmental Neuroscience Graduate Program (www.ucdenver.edu/neuroscience), and become a member of the Center for Neuroscience (www.medschool.ucdenver.edu/CNS), which supports basic, translational and clinical research at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. 

The Department of Cell and Developmental Biology is one of six basic science departments in the School of Medicine on the Anschutz Medical Campus at the University of Colorado.  New faculty will join a growing enterprise with state-of-the-art equipment and facilities on our new campus (please visit www.medschool.ucdenver.edu/cdb).  The University of Colorado School of Medicine is currently recruiting in several basic science departments, including neuroscience recruitments in the Department of Pharmacology or the Department of Physiology, and other recruitments in immunology, microbiology, stem cell biology, cancer biology and structural biology.

Candidates must hold an M.D. or Ph.D. and have a strong record of research accomplishments.

Please apply online at www.jobsatcu.com to posting (06531) and include CV, research statement, and three (3) recommendation letters.  Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2016.

The University of Colorado strongly supports the principle of diversity.  We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans.  The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.
 

POSTED 10-13-16
Ross Maclean Fellowship - The University of Queensland, Queensland Brain Institute, St. Lucia, Brisbane, Australia

Queensland Brain Institute

Established in 2003, QBI (www.qbi.uq.edu.au/) is housed on the St. Lucia campus of UQ.  It is home to more than 450 staff and students, including 41 group leaders, working across a range of disciplines, focused on discovering the fundamental mechanisms that regulate brain development and function in health and disease.  Over the past decade QBI has become known as one of the world's leading neuroscience research institutes.  It played a key role in contributing to UQ attaining the highest possible score of 5 for neuroscience, in both the 2010, 2012 and 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) reviews, one of only two universities in Australia to achieve this.

The Role

This unique fellowship is one of the few research positions in Australia dedicated to fundamental research of the underlying neurological factors behind motor neuron disease.  The successful appointee will have access to start-up resources and some ongoing support, and will be encouraged to apply for his/her own research funding.  There are opportunities to work with large population-based data sets and to be part of research teams, to address individually-developed and collaboratively-generated research questions, and to supervise honours, masters and doctoral students.

The Person

The successful candidate will have a strong record of research achievement in the neurosciences, especially in the area of motor neuron disease, and will be expected to establish and head a world-leading research group.  QBI strongly encourages applications from female researchers.

Remuneration

The remuneration package will be in the range of:  $109,586 - $126,360 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range of $128,216 - $147,841 p.a.).

Position Description

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Enquiries

To discuss this role, please contact the Director of QBI, Professor Pankaj Sah:  pankaj.sah@uq.edu.au

To submit an application for this role, please click on apply now.  All applicants must supply the following documents:  Cover letter, Resumé and Selection Criteria responses.

For information on completing the application process click here:  www.uq.edu.au/uqjobs/index.html?page=149386&pid=149313

Important:  Please do not send your application directly to the person listed in the enquiries section of the advertisement.  Applications not received via UQ Jobs online system will not be considered.

Applications Close October 30, 2016

The University of Queensland is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion.


Post-Doctoral Positions

POSTED JANUARY 12, 2017
3-Year Post-Doc Imperial Level B Salary £37,970 - £41,100 pa Inclusive, London, UK

An exciting opportunity for a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship is available in the Laboratory of Synaptic Plasticity and Repair of Imperial College London.

We use an interdisciplinary approach, combining advanced optical imaging methods, including multiphoton and superresolution microscopy, optogenetics and in vivo calcium imaging with electrophysiology and molecular genetics, to study the regulation of axon and synaptic connectivity in the adult neocortex, a brain region affected in numerous neurodevelopmental and degenerative diseases as well as acute injuries, which are incurable to date.

For more information, visit our Imperial College London and personal www.DePaolaLab.com web pages.

Requirements for the Position:  PhD degree and strong publication record.

Required Expertise:  Cellular and/or molecular neuroscience and mouse genetics.  In vivo optogenetics, electrophysiology or calcium imaging experience will be an advantage.

We are looking for highly motivated and enthusiastic researchers with a strong interest in using cutting edge optical imaging and molecular genetic methods to advance our knowledge of how synaptic connectivity is regulated in both normal and neuropathological settings.

Applications, including CV, list of publications and statement of research interests should be sent to Dr. Vincenzo De Paola (v.depaola@lms.mrc.ac.uk).  Applicants should arrange to have at least two confidential letters of reference sent by referees to this email address.
 

POSTED JANUARY 9, 2017
Postdoctoral Fellow Neuroscience for Janssen Research and Development, L.L.C., a Johnson and Johnson Company

Janssen Research and Development, L.L.C., a Johnson and Johnson company, is recruiting for a postdoctoral fellow for the Neuroscience Discovery group, located in La Jolla, CA.

Janssen Research and Development, L.L.C. develops treatments that improve the health and lifestyles of people worldwide.  Research and development areas encompass novel targets in neuropsychiatry neurologic disorders, oncology, infectious diseases, metabolic disorders and immunologic disorders.  We have produced and marketed many first-in-class prescription medications and are poised to serve the broad needs of the healthcare market - from patients to practitioners, from clinics to hospitals.

Thriving on a diverse company culture, celebrating the uniqueness of our employees and committed to inclusion, Janssen Research and Development, L.L.C. is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer.

We are seeking a highly motivated neuroimmunologist to join the Neuroscience Discovery research team, devoted to the discovery and development of novel therapeutics for neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders.  The successful candidate must be well-versed in immunology and have experience working with CNS models.  She/he will undertake challenging scientific questions in the area of neuro-immune interactions, with specific focus on the borders of the brain, i.e. meninges, choroid plexus, blood-brain barrier.  A proven background in adaptive and particularly humoral immunity is required for this position.  The candidate must demonstrate unconventional scientific curiosity, intellectual hunger, be innovative, and be self-driven to take on challenging projects.  A desire to complete projects within a specific timeframe of 2-3 years is a must.  Postdoctoral fellows are highly encouraged to publish their science in top tier journals with high impact factor.

Qualifications

The qualified candidate will have a Ph.D. degree in immunology, neuroscience, pharmacology or interdisciplinary biology with approximately 0-4 years of postgraduate experience.  The candidate must be comfortable working in the laboratory and should be proficient with multicolor flow cytometry, immune cell culture and cell isolation techniques (sorting is a definite plus); in addition prior experience with imaging-related techniques like immunofluorescent labeling of cells and tissues, confocal microscopy and/or 2-photon microscopy is a definite plus.  In-vivo skills such as familiarity with injection routes (oral gavage, i.p., s.c., tail vein) and experience in aseptic surgical techniques are mandatory for the position.  The candidate must be motivated to learn new techniques at a fast pace, innovate, and have a positive attitude towards experimental science.

The position will be located in La Jolla, CA.

Click here if you are interested in applying for this position.

Primary Location
United States-California-San Diego
Organization
Janssen Research and Development, L.L.C. (6084)
Job Function
Administration
 

POSTED NOVEMBER 30, 2016
Postdoctoral Position Available in the Laboratory of Dr. Gerald Lipshutz at UCLA

A postdoctoral fellowship position is available in the Lipshutz Laboratory in the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center at UCLA.  The goal of this project is to investigate the decreased intrinsic excitability, altered functional synaptic transmission, decreased dendritic arborization and decreased synapse density in Arginase Deficiency, a urea cycle disorder that leads to continued cognitive decline (Cantero G, et al. Rescue of the Functional Alterations of Motor Cortical Circuits in Arginase Deficiency by Neonatal Gene Therapy, J Neurosci. 2016 Jun 22;36(25):6680-90).  Methods will include brain slice patch-clamp recordings from cortical neurons (including tonic inhibition, intrinsic excitability, paired recording and examination of effects by gene therapy), as well as electron microscopy, immunohistochemistry and animal behavioral testing.  The laboratory has access to equipment for custom electrophysiology along with the advanced imaging technologies of the Electron Imaging Center for NanoMachines (EICN) at UCLA.  As we have developed both CRISPR/Cas9 methods of genomic addition (Lee PC, et all. Restoring Ureagenesis in Hepatocytes by CRISPR/Cas9 mediated Genomic Addition to Arginase-deficient Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells, Molecular Therapy--Nucleic Acids 20165, el (in press)) and neuronal development from human iPSCs, such technologies will allow us to examine for resolution of abnormalities by high throughput screening that may alter the natural course of this disorder.

UCLA offers a rich academic environment where there are extensive opportunities for collaboration with an outstanding neuroscience faculty.  In addition, it offers all the cultural advantages of a major city with endless activities in a mild environment.

Successful candidates with have a Ph.D. or M.D.-Ph.D. degree and advanced experience in neuronal patch-clamp electrophysiology and at least some experience with statistical analysis.  Adequate NIH-supported funding exists in the laboratory but postdoctoral fellows will be encouraged to apply for independent funding.  We are especially interested in candidates who have a desire to develop independent careers as investigators.

Applicants should send their curriculum vitae with a list of publications, references and a letter of interest by email to:  glipshutz@mednet.ucla.edu
 

POSTED OCTOBER 26, 2016
3 Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Positions, Columbia University, Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience Program

Columbia University is pleased to announce three interdisciplinary postdoctoral positions in the Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience program for researchers who have earned their doctorate, or its equivalent, in (1) a humanities, arts or social science discipline - such as psychology, public health, law, history, economics, literature, philosophy, political science, anthropology, sociology, journalism, music and the arts - and who have extensive acquaintance with, and critical understanding of, neuroscience research: OR (2) neuroscience or a related discipline in the natural sciences and who have extensive acquaintance with, and critical understanding of, another discipline in the arts, humanities, or social sciences.

These Scholars will join an innovative program, Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience, which will eventually include nine postdoctoral positions and a large group of mentors and affiliated faculty from the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

Review of applications will begin on November 28, 2016 and will continue until the positions are filled.  Candidates must hold a doctoral level degree (PhD, DPhil, EdD, JD, MD, etc.) by July 1, 2017, and must have received this degree after July 1, 2012.

Please visit the Columbia University application at academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=63339 for further information about this posting and to submit an application.  For more information about the Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience program, please visit presidentialscholars.columbia.edu.

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

If you have any question, please contact:

Melinda Miller, Ph.D.
Associate Director, The Center for Science and Society and Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience
Email:  mmm2370@columbia.edu
Phone:  212-854-7211


Research Assistant Positions

POSTED JANUARY 12, 2017
ARUK-funded Research Assistant in Cellular Neuroscience, Up to 6-Month Research Assistant Imperial £26,650 - £29,410 pa Inclusive, London, UK

An excellent opportunity for a Research Assistant is available in the Laboratory of Synaptic Plasticity and Repair of Imperial College London.

We use an interdisciplinary approach, combining advanced optical imaging methods, including multiphoton and superresolution microscopy, optogenetics and in vivo calcium imaging with electrophysiology and neuroanatomical reconstructions, to study the regulation of axon and synaptic connectivity in the adult neocortex, a brain region affected in numerous neurodevelopmental and degenerative diseases as well as acute injuries, which are incurable to date.

For more information, visit our Imperial College London and personal www.DePaolaLab.com web pages.

Requirements for the Position:  Bachelor degree and/or Master's degree.

Required Expertise:  Data management, visualization, analysis, segmentation and interpretation.  Image analysis software experience (e.g. NeuronStudio, Imaris, imageJ, Vaa3D, Volocity, custom-made).  Experience in software development (i.e. programming) and in the analysis of longitudinal structural and/or functional imaging experiments will be an advantage.

We are looking for highly motivated and enthusiastic researchers with a strong interest in data management and analysis in the field of neuronal imaging to advance our knowledge of how synaptic connectivity is regulated in both normal and neuropathological settings.

Applications, including CV and statement of research interests should be sent to Dr. Vincenzo De Paola (v.depaola@lms.mrc.ac.uk).