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Leukodystrophy Disease Pathology and Therapeutics

A position for a postdoctoral fellow is available for studies on leukodystrophy disease gene pathophysiology and therapeutics discovery in the Bonkowsky lab (http://medicine.utah.edu/pediatrics/labs/bonkowsky/). The experimental model system is the zebrafish with potential application to mouse and human (see paper by Strachan et al., 2017, Human Molecular Genetics).

 

Qualifications:  PhD or MD/PhD. Strong background and experience in experimental sciences (such as molecular biology and/or biochemistry) is necessary.  Prior experience in genetics, developmental biology, neuroscience, sequencing, programming, and imaging would be advantageous.

 

Candidates should be ambitious and independent with good communication skills and team mentality; and at least one first-author publication in a well-respected journal.

 

The lab and setting are an innovative, well- equipped and scientifically stimulating surrounding.  Initial employment contract is for one year (renewable) with standard NIH pay scale.

 

Women and under-represented minorities are especially encouraged to apply.  The University of Utah is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

 

Applications should include a ½ page letter of description of their research interests and career goals, a CV, and the names and contact information of three academic references, and be sent to:

Dr. Josh Bonkowsky

E-Mail: joshua.bonkowsky@hsc.utah.edu

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