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Fellow (Post Doc) (Anatomy & Physiology)

Apply now Department: 3670080020 Anatomy & Physiology
Job no: 507365
Work type: Post Doc, Staff Full Time (Unclassified)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Research / Scientific / Grants, Veterinary Medicine
Pay Grade: 001

About this Role:

The Department of Anatomy & Physiology within the College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking applicants for a Fellow (Post Doc).  This research position will be working on the project of Molecular Pathophysiology of Parkinson’s Disease.

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity, and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university actively seeks candidates whose commitments and contributions will advance the University's commitment to the Principles of Community. 

Duties / Responsibilities:

The Laboratory of Dr. Yulan Xiong at Kansas State University is seeking a Postdoc candidate. The research positions will be working on the molecular pathophysiology of Parkinson's disease projects. Our lab uses various model systems including yeast, Drosophila, mice, primary and human neuronal cultures. The general approach in our lab is to use a powerful combination of genetics, molecular biology and behavioral analysis to decipher the molecular mechanisms underlying neurodegenerative diseases in humans.

In vitro molecular lab work on Parkinson’s disease:

  • In vitro molecular and cellular study of gene function in Parkinson's disease: dissect protein function and cellular pathways
  • In vivo Parkinson disease modeling: develop fly, mouse models
  • Design the experiments and evaluate/interpret results independently
  • Basic molecular bench work: PCR, DNA cloning, protein purification, co-immunoprecipitation, Westernblotting, histochemistry etc
  • Cell culturing, Primary neuronal culturing
  • Confocal/ fluorescence microscopy

In vivo Parkinson disease modeling: develop fly, mouse and human dopamine neuronal models

  • Design the experiments and evaluate/interpret results independently
  • Maintaining fly or mouse colony
  • Fly or mouse brian dissection, Immunohistochemistry, Stereology
  • Stereological injection of viruses into mouse brains and perform related analysis

Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D., .MD/Ph.D. or equivalent degree in biomedical sciences or related disciplines
  • Independent research productivity in molecular biology, genetics and biochemistry

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Work experience in fly, mice or cell cultures are preferred
  • Demonstrated independent research productivity in molecular biology, genetics and biochemistry

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please submit cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references 

Screening of Applications Begins:

Screening of applications begins immediately 

Salary Range / Pay Rate:

$ 47,476 - $ 65,000 annual salary

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee. 

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