at The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine, United States
Postdoctoral Associate - Systems Neuroscience of Energy Balance and Obesity
at The Jackson Laboratory is seeking a in systems neuroscience of obesity and energy balance. We are interested in the role of gene - environment interactions in determining individual risk for obesity and related comorbidities, including age-related neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's. The lab uses interdisciplinary approaches including Patch-seq for multimodal characterization of functional, morphological, and gene expression changes in single neurons. Projects may also employ in vivo Ca2+ imaging using fiber photometry, optogenetics, and chemogenetics in genetically diverse mouse models.
The successful candidate will be able to plan, execute, and analyze an independent research project. Preference given to self-motivated and career-oriented individuals.
- Ph.D. in biomedical sciences (e.g., neuroscience, physiology, neurogenetics)
- Track record of productivity evidenced by first-author publications in peer-reviewed journals
- Excellent writing and communication skills
- Experience with scientific programming languages such as R, Python, or Matlab is recommended but not required.
- Experience with mouse models of neurological disease and the analysis of mouse neurobehavioral assays preferred.
How to apply: Interested candidates should submit (1) a cover letter describing past research accomplishments, research interests, and career goals, (2) a current CV, and (3) the contact information of three references.
The successful candidate will be encouraged to apply for competitive foundation and federal training fellowships and will have the opportunity to develop collaborative projects with other centers at JAX, including the JAX Center for Alzheimer's and Related Dementias and the Center for Addiction Biology.
The Jackson Laboratory () in Bar Harbor, Maine, USA, is recognized internationally for its excellence in research (e.g. The Nathan Shock Aging Center, MODEL-AD, and the Center for Systems Neurogenetics), unparalleled mouse resources, outstanding training environment characterized by scientific collaboration, and exceptional core services - all within a spectacular setting adjacent to Acadia National Park. Translational research collaborations in genomics-based, personalized medicine are fostered through our JAX Genomic Medicine campus in Farmington, CT. In addition to lab-based training, JAX has developed a unique program for trainees to expand their professional skills in science communication, entrepreneurship, teaching, mentoring and laboratory management to best prepare postdocs for future career opportunities.
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