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Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Computational Biology and Neurodegeneration

Created: January 17, 2019

The Lab of Stem Cell Biology and Neurodegeneration directed by Dr. Evangelos Kiskinis at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is looking for outstanding postdoctoral candidates to join their lab. 

The broad objective of the lab is to understand the nature of the degenerative processes that drive neurological disease. They are particularly interested in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), epileptic syndromes as well as the age-associated changes that take place in the central nervous system (CNS). They pursue this objective primarily by creating in vitro models of disease that enable them to screen and identify relevant therapeutics.

The lab utilizes patient-specific induced pluripotent stem cells and direct reprogramming methods to generate different neuronal subtypes of the human CNS. They then study these cells by a combination of genomic approaches and functional physiological assays.

Applicants should have:

  • A PhD or equivalent doctoral degree with at least 3 years of proven research experience
  • At least one first author publication
  • Expertise in any of the following approaches: computational biology, single-cell RNA sequencing, bioinformatics, or neurobiology 

Feinberg Medical School is superbly located in the downtown Chicago area, a few minutes away from Lake Michigan as well as the shopping and restaurants of the Magnificent Mile. Salaries are highly competitive. Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

Please email Dr. Kiskinis with a copy of your CV and a letter of recommendation at evangelos.kiskinis@northwestern.edu

For more information on their lab, please visit their website.

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