Position title: Postdoctoral Scholar/Staff Scientist Position Available in a Multiple Sclerosis Research
Organization: School of Medicine, University of California
Location: Riverside, CA, USA
A Postdoctoral scholar/Staff Scientist position with competitive salaries and benefits are available immediately in Dr. Tiwari-Woodruff Lab at the School of Medicine, University of California, Riverside. The primary focus of our research is understanding demyelination and neurodegeneration in multiple sclerosis (MS). The lab is actively investigating therapeutic agents that have immunomodulatory and remyelinating properties to induce recovery and repair. The postdoctoral fellow will have the opportunity to investigate mitochondria changes in Purkinje neurons and circuitry of demyelinating cerebellum using both postmortem human cerebellar tissue from MS patients and mouse models of MS. We have established transgenic mouse colonies with tagged mitochondria and Purkinje cells. Ability to perform brain slice electrophysiology (patch clamp and field potentials), and/or neuropathology and immunology is required.
Tiwari-Woodruff lab uses animal models, immunology, electrophysiology, behavior, molecular biology, and biochemistry approaches. Candidates should have a doctoral degree in neuroscience, immunology, biochemistry, physiology, or a related field with a background in electrophysiology. We welcome and strongly support scientists with diverse backgrounds who are energetic and highly motivated for career advancement in academia or industry. Riverside is a wonderful place to live, providing ample cultural and entertainment opportunities in a safe and comfortable community with affordable housing and living expenses. The city is about an hour away from beautiful beaches and ski slopes. The city offers all the cultural advantages of any U.S. city, together with the amazing all-year-round weather of sunny Southern California without the living costs.
For additional information about ongoing research, please reach out to Dr. Tiwari- Woodruff. Applicants should send a CV, a brief research statement, and the names/contact information of three references to Dr. Tiwari-Woodruff via email: firstname.lastname@example.org