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Postdoctoral Associate- Ackerman Lab

Howard Hughes Medical Institute
La Jolla, CA
Closing date
Aug 6, 2022

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Primary Work Address: Leichtag Biomedical Research Building, La Jolla, CA, 92093-0646

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A Postdoctoral Associate position is available in Dr. Susan Ackerman's lab at the University of California, San Diego to study the molecular and cellular consequences of disruptions in mRNA translation, RNA homeostasis, and proteostasis in the developing and aging CNS. The Ackerman Lab uses genetic approaches to identify mouse mutations that are associated with brain defects and genetic variants that enhance or suppress neural phenotypes. Their studies have identified novel molecules and molecular pathways critical for neuron function and survival. Their work with funding from HHMI and NIH has provided insight into disorders such as Alzheimer's disease and cerebellar ataxia. More information can be found on their website.

The Ackerman Lab is a friendly, welcoming and inclusive lab. This role is perfect for you if you are motivated, self-directed, and passionate about science and looking to do groundbreaking research within an established and well-respected lab.

General Qualifications:

*PhD. in neuroscience, molecular biology, cellular biology, genetics, computational biology, or a related field with a successful track record of independent research.

*Ability to work both independently and in a collaborative group environment.

*Effective organizational and communication skills, self-motivated, and a strong work ethic.

*Interested in the group's research and excited to contribute.

*Familiarity with analysis of high throughput sequencing data a strong plus.

Applicants should submit both their curriculum vitae (including the names and contact information for three references) and a detailed statement on how their experience and interests relate to our work.

Physical Requirements

Remaining in a normal seated or standing position for extended periods of time; reaching and grasping by extending hand(s) or arm(s); dexterity to manipulate objects with fingers, for example using a keyboard; communication skills using the spoken word; ability to see and hear within normal parameters; ability to move about workspace. The position requires mobility, including the ability to move materials weighing up to several pounds (such as a laptop computer or tablet).

Persons with disabilities may be able to perform the essential duties of this position with reasonable accommodation. Requests for reasonable accommodation will be evaluated on an individual basis.

Please Note:

This job description sets forth the job's principal duties, responsibilities, and requirements; it should not be construed as an exhaustive statement, however. Unless they begin with the word "may," the Essential Duties and Responsibilities described above are "essential functions" of the job, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Compensation and Benefits

Our employees are compensated from a total rewards perspective in many ways for their contributions to our mission, including competitive pay, exceptional health benefits, retirement plans, time off, and a range of recognition and wellness programs. Visit our Benefits at HHMI site to learn more.

HHMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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