Position title: Postdoctoral Researcher/Research Associate
Organization: University of Virginia
Location: Charlottesville, VA, USA
The Coutinho-Budd lab (coutinhobuddlab.com) at the University of Virginia Department of Neuroscience and the Center of Brain Immunology and Glia is seeking a motivated Postdoctoral Research Associate for an NIH-funded position.
Our lab is interested in the cellular and molecular mechanisms of glial biology. Glia are critical components of the nervous system—almost everything that neurons do requires glial support. Significant progress has been made in understanding neuron-glia interactions at synapses and axons, but my lab aims to define what glia do at neuronal cell bodies using Drosophila melanogaster as a model system. We seek to understand how these glial cells interact with both neurons and neighboring glial cells, and to unravel their roles in the healthy nervous system and disease with a number of projects spanning from development to neurodegeneraton.
Candidates should have the ability to work creatively and independently in the development and execution of research projects, demonstrate a track record of planning, performing, and publishing original research, and possess effective oral and written communication skills. Previous experiences in cell biology, neuroscience, or genetics is preferred, though prior experience with Drosophila is not required.
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Contact information: Please apply via the link provided. Contact Jaeda Coutinho-Budd (Jaeda.Coutinho-Budd@virginia.edu) with questions.