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Please do not submit an application to this posting.� To apply for this postdoctoral research opportunity, follow the directions below in �Applicant Special Instructions�.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Neurology, Section of Movement Disorders. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
The Kotzbauer Lab is seeking a postdoctoral research associate to work on alpha-synuclein fibril accumulation as a target for the development of biomarkers and therapeutic approaches for Parkinson’s disease (PD). Goals of the lab include: 1) understanding mechanisms of disease progression; 2) establishment of novel cell culture and animal models; 3) development of biomarkers, including PET imaging agents, to track disease progression; and 4) the development of therapeutics. The lab has expertise in the development of novel immunoassays, structural biology studies utilizing cryo-electron microscopy, and screening approaches for biomarker and therapeutic development. Additional information about ongoing projects can be found at http://www.kotzbauerlab.wustl.edu/.
The postdoctoral research associate will have the opportunity to work with collaborating labs at Washington University and other institutions. Ongoing projects in the lab also utilize high quality research facilities that include the Washington University Center for Cellular Imaging and the Center for Drug Discovery. Career and professional development training for postdoctoral research associates is provided through the Career Center, Teaching Center, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, and campus groups. Additional information on being a postdoc at Washington University in St. Louis can be found at postdoc.wustl.edu/prospective-postdocs.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Trains under the supervision of the faculty mentor including (but not limited to) the following duties:
Designs research experiments.
Evaluates research findings and reports results.
Presents scientific work both inside and outside the University with excellent oral communication skills.
Prepares and submits papers on research with excellent writing skills.
Assists with grant preparation and reporting.
Develops proficiency in career skills, including writing, public speaking, networking, and critical evaluation of scientific literature.
Maintains conformity with ethical standards in research.
Maintains compliance with good laboratory practice, including the maintenance of research records.
Provides collegial conduct towards co-trainees, staff members and members of the research group.
Ph.D., M.D. or an equivalent terminal doctoral degree.
Ability to conduct independent research.
Proficient in scientific writing and oral presentation.
Laboratory research experience in one or more of the following approaches:
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Applicant Special Instructions:
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae and contact information for three references to Dr. Paul Kotzbauer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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