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The Kaczorowski lab at the University of Michigan is recruiting post-doctoral scholars to study the synaptic architecture and function of hippocampal and cortical cell types including circuit level computations that promote the cognitive resilience to Alzheimer’s disease and related neurodegenerative dementias. The Kaczorowski lab utilizes cutting-edge neuroanatomical, neuroimaging, computational, and behavioral genetic approaches to identify the circuit changes that support ‘normal’ cognition despite inheritance of causal mutations. The Kaczorowski Lab team values excellence, integrity, diversity, impact and kindness - and we are looking for postdoctoral trainees who are enthusiastic, creative and experienced in circuit level structure/function assays.
The Kaczorowski lab is in the Department of Neurology at the University of Michigan Medical School located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The city is ranked among the top 10 places to live in the U.S, with a community that is culturally rich, diverse, pedestrian and bike friendly. The Michigan Neuroscience Institute (MNI) continues to be a leader in innovative, collaborative, and visionary research in the areas of brain science and brain impacting diseases. MNI’s cross-disciplinary research portfolio reflects the full range of basic and translational projects from molecular analyses to animal models to human applications. More information about the Kaczorowski lab can be found at http://kaczorowski.lab.medicine.umich.edu or on Twitter @KaczorowskiLab.
The successful candidate will be able to plan, develop, execute, and analyze an independent research project in the context of a supportive lab and institutional environment. In addition, they will supervise and help train undergraduate research assistants and junior technicians in the lab. We are looking for someone that has the aptitude to learn new techniques, works well with others, and possesses strong critical thinking skills.
• Help maintain lab organization and record all information in an official laboratory notebook.
• Maintain organization of lab protocols, equipment operation and standard techniques.
• Present data and plans for new experiments during laboratory meetings.
• Collaborate with colleagues to develop and achieve short- and long-range plans.
• Assists with the creation of posters, manuscripts, and presentations for scientific meetings and/or grant submissions.
• Provides other support to the program as directed.
• Education: Must possess either a Ph.D in biological or related sciences field, or a professional doctorate (e.g. M.D., DD.S., D.V.M).
• Strong training background in neuroscience and neurophysiology/anatomy.
• Other areas of experience/training include cell biology or genetics.
• Familiarity with cell type-specific proteome dynamics; the relationship between gene expression and regulation of protein synthesis.
• Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
• Self-motivated and career-oriented individual preferred.
• Experience in microscopy and image analysis.
• Minimum of one 1st author paper from graduate related research.
• Experience with statistical analysis; interprets and evaluates results and compiles data for peer and PI review.
• Strong statistical and computer programming skills, including scripting (i.e., MATLAB, R, Python, or equivalent).
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