The College of Human Medicine of Michigan State University (MSU) seeks a scientist at the rank of assistant professor to join their Parkinson’s disease (PD) research group. The PD research group currently focuses on mechanisms of neurodegeneration, including neuroinflammation and alpha-synuclein biology, with established programs utilizing cell and animal models of PD and levodopa-induced dyskinesias, gene therapy, repurposing drugs and epigenetic contributors to degeneration. The PD research group is housed within the Department of Translational Science & Molecular Medicine (TSMM) which also hosts an Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and traumatic brain injury research group. Candidates should have a strong record of publications and a record of extramural funding commensurate with their career experience to date. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in mentoring and instruction of students in MSU graduate training programs and work with existing faculty to broaden and enhance the vision for PD research at MSU. MSU offers an extremely competitive salary, benefits and start-up package.
The position requires a PhD or equivalent with a record of scholarship and extramural funding in Parkinson’s disease research commensurate with experience. Dedication to mentoring students/fellows should be evident. The scope of the candidate’s research program should demonstrate a strong commitment to translational efforts bridging basic science discoveries with clinical application. An established track record of participating in multidisciplinary team-based collaborations is essential. Expertise in research related to Parkinson’s disease and related movement disorders.
Expertise in electrochemistry, optogenetics and/or electrophysiology in monoaminergic systems is highly desired. Experience with calcium imaging, calcium signaling or interests/expertise in adaptive immunity is also of interest. Knowledge of and/or a track record of work in other neurodegenerative disease including but not limited to Alzheimer’s disease, traumatic brain injury, Huntington’s disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis are also desirable.
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