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Location: Buffalo, New York
Start date: Available immediately
We are inviting applications for a postdoctoral position in the laboratory of Dr. Beirowski (https://www.buffalo.edu/hunter-james-kelly-research-institute/laboratories/Beirowski-lab.html) at the Hunter James Kelly Research Institute in Buffalo, Western New York. The Beirowski lab focuses on how glial metabolism regulates axon integrity and myelination (e.g. Beirowski et al., 2014, Nature Neuroscience 17(10); Beirowski et al., 2017, PNAS 114(21)). Examples for current projects are in vivo and in vitro mechanistic studies on how metabolic perturbations in oligodendrocytes result in compromised axon integrity, and research on metabolic adaptations in Schwann cells/oligodendrocytes that support the survival of injured axons.
The Hunter James Kelly Research Institute (hjkri.buffalo.edu) is housed in the New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences (www.bioinformatics.buffalo.edu) on the Buffalo-Niagara Medical Campus adjacent to the Roswell Park Cancer Institute and the Hauptman-Woodward Institute, all well-funded and excellent research facilities with state of the art equipment.
Applicants should have demonstrated outstanding performance throughout their previous studies with their own publications. The successful candidate should hold a PhD in biomedical sciences with less than 3 years of prior post-doctoral experience, be highly motivated, and show good communication skills. Strong language and writing English skills are important.
This National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded position is immediately available and comes with a competitive salary and full fringe benefits.
How to Apply
Interested candidates should send their inquiries or applications (cover letter explaining motivation and including a brief statement of research interests, CV, publication list, as well as names and contact details of 3 referees) directly to Dr. Beirowski ([email protected]).