Postdoctoral Position – Weinberg ALS Center

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The Weinberg ALS Center is looking for a postdoctoral fellow to join its translational research program under the supervision of Hristelina Ilieva. This program focuses on cell, molecular, and biochemical work using bio-fluids (urine and blood), skin biopsy samples, and, ultimately, iPSC-motor neurons derived from patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and fronto-temporal dementia (FTD). The goal is to use these samples as templates to (a) identify disease biomarkers and (b) in cases of genetically-linked ALS, elucidate details the pathogenic mechanism(s) related to the genetic abnormality. The postdoc will use several approaches, including neuronal cell culture, molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry, advanced microscopy, and analysis of human tissue samples. Experience with stem cells is a plus but not obligatory. Projects led by the successful candidate will develop taking advantage of the postdoc’s existing expertise while allowing growth and development.

The laboratory and the Weinberg ALS Center offer a dynamic team of clinicians and scientists with a broad range of expertise working collaboratively with the common goal of making an impact on the lives of ALS/FTD patients. The postdoc will work both independently and cooperatively and will have access to several superb research facilities at Jefferson and within the Weinberg ALS Center. The postdoc will benefit from career-development opportunities, a dedicated support network within the Weinberg Center and across campus at Jefferson, with the goal to forge new research directions, make seminal discoveries, and publish high-profile findings.

Interested candidates, please send a CV describing prior experience and technical skills as well as a letter of interest to Hristelina Ilieva,

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