Applications are invited for a full-time postdoctoral appointee position in the Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) Department of Dermatology.
The neuroscience section of the Androphy laboratory has a long track record of productivity characterizing the genetics and neurobiology of Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) and functions of the SMN protein. This project involves study of the survival motor neuron SMN protein with the COPI transport vesicle and the role of the Golgi functions in neurodegeneration. One aim is to decipher the functions of SMN and COPI in axon development and maintenance, with emphasis on mRNA selection and transport within neurons. We are also developing compounds that stimulate expression of SMN as a potential therapeutic for this disease.
The individual will report directly to the principal investigator, Dr. Elliot Androphy, Kampen-Norrins Chair and Professor of Dermatology.
Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Neurobiology or a closely related biomedical field and have a experience in molecular and cell biology, and biochemistry. Experience in RNA biology would be a plus. Applicants must also possess excellent oral and written communication skills. Please send a cover letter including a brief statement of research interests, a CV, and the names and contact information of three references to:
Department Contact for Questions:
Nikki Wilson email@example.com
OAA #: IUSM005792016
Internal Number: 7726
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