The Kaczorowski Lab at The Jackson Laboratory is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow in systems genetics of aging and Alzheimer’s disease [supported by R01AG054180 (2017-2022) and the BrightFocus Foundation (2017-2019) to PI Kaczorowski]. Projects exploit genetically diverse mouse populations to identify and link novel risk and protective variants to molecular, cellular and circuit level mechanisms using state-of-the-art genomic sequencing, proteomics, and in vivo electrophysiology in freely moving mice. We are especially interested in dissecting how genetic and environmental factors influence the onset and progression of disease, determine resilience, and translate to humans.
The successful candidate will be encouraged to develop an independent research program using a broad array of resources and expertise available to the lab (https://www.jax.org/research-and-faculty/tools/scientific-research-services).
Translational research collaborations in genomics-based, personalized medicine are fostered through our new JAX Genomic Medicine campus in Farmington, CT. In addition to lab-based training, JAX has developed a unique program for trainees to expand their professional skills in science communication, entrepreneurship, teaching, mentoring and laboratory management to best prepare postdocs for future career opportunities.
Motivation and curiosity, and the desire to see things through are paramount. Demonstrate the ability to plan, execute and analyze an independent research project, with preference given to highly career oriented individuals.
Exceptional postdoctoral candidates will have the opportunity to apply to become a JAX Postdoctoral Scholar, a selective award addressing the national need for research scientists who are accomplished in the broadly defined fields of genetics and genomics. The award includes an independent research budget, travel funds, and a salary above standard postdoctoral scale.
The Jackson Laboratory (http://www.jax.org) in Bar Harbor, Maine, USA, is recognized internationally for its excellence in research, unparalleled mouse resources (e.g. The Nathan Shock Aging Center and Center for Novel Alzheimer’s Disease Models), outstanding training environment characterized by scientific collaboration and exceptional core services - all within a spectacular setting adjacent to Acadia National Park. The Jackson Laboratory was voted among the top 15 “Best Places to Work in Academia” in the United States in a poll conducted by The Scientist magazine.