Summary Description: The Division of Movement Disorders at Columbia University is seeking for a full-time postdoc research scientist. This position is available in the laboratory of Dr. David Sulzer in the Movement Disorders Division of the Department of Neurology. The incumbent will conduct studies investigating the role of mTOR signaling and astroglia function in epilepsy using genetic mouse models. Additional duties will include the primary writing of abstracts and research manuscripts, presentations of the research in lab meetings and active collaboration with other researchers. The candidate must have demonstrated expertise in genetic mouse models and brain tissue handling. The candidate must work independently and document all research data appropriately. The individual will also be expected to generate research new ideas and approaches to be developed in consultation with the Principal Investigator.
Minimum Qualifications: PhD in biological sciences or neuroscience research is required
Preferred Qualifications: Previous experience in molecular cell biology, immunohistochemistry, neuronal and astrocyte cell culture, neurodevelopment or epilepsy is preferred. Experience working with animal models is also preferred.
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