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Job Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Company Name: University at Buffalo
Location: Buffalo, NY United States
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 07/13/2020
Expire Date: 09/13/2020
Job Categories: Research & Development
Job Description
Postdoctoral Associate
A post-doctoral position is available in the laboratory of M. Laura Feltri, at the Hunter James Kelly Research Institute (http://www.buffalo.edu/hjkri) at the State University at Buffalo, NY, to investigate the molecular basis of demyelination and axonal degeneration in Krabbe lysosomal storage disorder (Globoid Cell leukodystrophy). The successful applicant will have the opportunity to perform his own line of research, building on exciting projects related to the role of lysosomes in glial cells during development and in human diseases (see for example Weinstock et al. Neuron, May 5th, 2020). In addition, the position includes the possibility to mentor trainees and to provide input on existing projects.

We are looking for a person with great enthusiasm and dedication and the desire to transition to an independent research career. We use a combination of innovative sub-fractionation techniques, animal models and co-culture systems to study how to improve the treatment of Lysosomal Storage Disorders, and how lysosome signals in various nervous system cells and regulate physiology and neurodegeneration.

This position is funded by the NIH for 3 years and comes with a competitive salary and full fringe benefits.

Applications online only. Please submit application materials as specified in UB Jobs Posting Number: R2000066. Quicklink for Posting: http://www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu/postings/25115. Please address all inquiries to Dr. M. Laura Feltri, SUNY Distiguished Professor, at mlfeltri@buffalo.edu.
Qualifications & Requirements
Minimum Qualifications:
The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D or MD degree with a strong background in neuroscience, cell biology or a related field.

Preferred Qualifications:
Preferred technical qualifications include experience with mouse genetic models, primary neural cultures form rodents and humans, biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology.
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Company Name: University at Buffalo
Company Description:
Hunter James Kelly Research Institute (HJKRI) is dedicated to unlock the secrets of myelination in the nervous system and to find therapies for diseases of myelin such as Multiple Sclerosis, Leukodystrophies and Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease. HJKRI is supported by the University at Buffalo, Hunter Hope's Foundation, New York State and extramural funds. About UB The University at Buffalo is SUNY’s most comprehensive public research university, and an outstanding place to work. UB amplifies ambition for faculty and staff by offering endless possibilities to achieve more. Here, people from all backgrounds and cultures challenge and inspire each other to discover, learn and succeed. Dedicated staff and engaged faculty collaborate to further knowledge and understanding, and develop tenacious graduates who are valued for their talents and their impact on global society. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo. As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer, the Research Foundation will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin and veteran or disability status.
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