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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 systems include mouse, zebrafish, and human (see paper by Strachan et al., 2017, Human Molecular Genetics).  Projects in gene therapy and small molecule development are part of the project.

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. Experience in animal models of disease strongly recommended. 

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 and funding contract is for one year (renewable) with standard NIH pay scale.  Applicants should be able to apply for external (NIH or private foundation) funding.

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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