The Rylett lab at the Robarts Research Institute, Western University is seeking a highly motivated person interested in studying cellular and molecular events regulating chemical neurotransmission by cholinergic neurons and pathology associated with age-related neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer disease. Projects involve use of neuronal cultures, induced pluripotent stem cells with differentiation to neurons, genetically-modified mouse models, and require a strong background with extensive laboratory experience in molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry, confocal microscopy of fixed tissues and live cells, and/or protein chemistry and proteomics. The responsibilities of the candidate will include leading experimental design, acquisition and analysis of data, manuscript preparation and participation in student training. Successful applicants will have demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to work effectively in a team environment. Qualified applicants for this position should have a PhD degree in biomedical sciences or a related discipline, with expertise in cellular and molecular neurobiology, stem cell biology and microscopy. Experience with genetically-modified mouse models of disease would be an asset. Review of applications will start May 1, 2022.
Please send a letter of application including a one-page description of past research experience and interests, CV, and names and contact information for three references.
Dr. Jane Rylett
Robarts Research Institute
Posting end date: 2022/09/01