Date Posted: Jan 17, 2018
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
- Location: Phoenix, AZ
- Job Number: 7049603
- Posting Date: Jan 17, 2018
- Application Deadline:
Open Until Filled
Kendall Van Keuren-Jensen's laboratory uses extracellular RNA as a resource to gain insights into molecular changes associated with injury and disease. The ability to meaningfully profile peripheral biofluids to monitor the underlying severity of central nervous system injury would provide significant benefits to patient care.
We are looking for a postdoctoral fellow that is willing to work across several fields to try to answer questions as comprehensively as possible. For this position, we anticipate the fellow will cross between transcriptomic, proteomic and IPS cell work - at a minimum. The postdoc should have some neuroscience background, or significant interests, in applying their knowledge to projects focused on neurodegenerative disease. Our research interests focus on extracellular vesicles, detectable in peripheral circulation, that can provide insights into cellular changes associated with neurodegenerative diseases. We are interested in disease progression and spread, as well as detection and will use human samples alongside neurons derived from IPS cells. The ability to meaningfully profile peripheral biofluids to monitor the underlying severity of central nervous system injury would provide significant benefits to patient care.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The fellow will be significantly involved in the planning, execution and interpretation of experiments (daily). They should also be highly collaborative and have some interest in mentoring interns.
Assist in the assembly/writing of manuscripts (scientific papers) and grants. Keep abreast of current literature and attend meetings. Conduct scientific presentations at national meetings (two to three times a year). Present scientific findings at departmental meetings.
Perform various administrative tasks (i.e., order supplies, paperwork, etc.)
Ph.D. in a Neuroscience-related field, or with a genetics, molecular or cell biology background with an interest in neuro-related projects.
The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) is a Phoenix, Arizona-based non-profit organization dedicated to conducting groundbreaking research with life changing results. TGen is focused on helping patients with neurological disorders, cancer, and diabetes, through cutting edge translational research (the process of rapidly moving research towards patient benefit). TGen physicians and scientists work to unravel the genetic components of both common and rare complex diseases in adults and children. Working with collaborators in the scientific and medical communities worldwide, TGen makes a substantial contribution to help our patients through efficiency and effectiveness of the translational process. TGen is allied with City of Hope, a world-renowned independent research and cancer and diabetes treatment center. This precision medicine alliance enables both institutes to complement each other in research and patient care, with City of Hope providing a significant clinical setting to advance scientific discoveries made by TGen. For more information, visit: www.tgen.org.
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