Postdoctoral Positions in Molecular Neuroscience for Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and Brain Aging

About the position:
The Huang lab in Division of Biology and Medicine at Brown University is seeking two highly motivated postdoctoral fellows who share the interest in molecular biology of AD pathogenesis/brain aging and look for trainings for their careers in science. These positions will focus on a new research program based on iPS modeling for genetics linked to AD, neurodegeneration and aging. We are building a young team that leverages the modern technology based on CRISPR-edited, stem cell-derived human brain cells (neuronal as well as non-neuronal), complemented with aging mouse models in vivo. The start date is anticipated to be on or after September 1, 2019 by mutual agreement.

Exceptional candidates will have a recent PhD (and/or MD) in molecular and cell biology, biochemistry, genetics, neuroscience or a related field, with a solid publication record demonstrating independence. Also desirable are skills and experience in the following: cell culture (for stem cells and/or primary tissues), CRISPR-based genome editing/modifying, advanced microscopy, mouse procedures and basic bioinformatics. Any inquiries and application materials – a brief introduction/cover letter, current CV, and names and contact information for three references – should be sent to Dr. Y. Alvin Huang via email: alvinhuang@brown.edu. Brown University is an EEO/AA employer and encourages applications from minorities and women. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue on a rolling basis until the position is filled or the search is closed.

About the lab:
The new Huang lab is housed in the collaborative and multi-disciplinary Department of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology & Biochemistry and Department of Neurology, being an active part of the acclaimed Brown Neuroscience community and supported by a NIH/NIA grant and a professorship through Brown Institute for Translational Sciences. The PI has studied the broad aspects of cognitive biology, spanning scales from molecules to diseases, and been driven by original ideas inspired by his colleagues, junior scientists in particular. Together with a welcoming and stimulating environment, the team members’ academic growth and career preparations are the top-priority matters of the Huang lab. Dr. Huang’s background can be found here: https://med.stanford.edu/profiles/yu-wen-huang

About Brown:
Brown is an Ivy League research university distinct for its vibrancy, innovation and deep commitment to fostering next-generation scientists whose work will have an impact in the world. Providence, Rhode Island — Brown’s home for more than two and a half centuries — is a city of rich history and diversity and has especially attracted young professionals and small families by its safety, ease and excitement. With Boston being just one-hour away, all the metropolitan perks in life and science can be enjoyed with no need to afford the rent and/or commute. Moreover, postdocs are well supported by Brown’s competitive salaries, benefits and resources to ensure the success in their research and career development. More information:https://www.brown.edu/academics/gradschool/gateway/for-postdocs