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