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Postdoctoral Research Associate/Research Associate - Neurodegenerative Research

Location: Dover, DE
Requisition City: Dover
Company Order Number: 2444
# of openings: 1


Delaware State University
Vacancy Announcement - PostDoctoral Research Associate or Research Associate
Department of Biological Sciences
Apply online at www.desu.edu
Applications will be accepted until position is filled


NIH Funded Postdoctoral Associate or Research Associate position is available immediately in the Gitcho Laboratory for Neurodegenerative Research (www.gitcholab.com) at the Delaware Center for Neuroscience Research located at Delaware State University Dover, Delaware, USA.  We study mechanisms associated with neurodegeneration and neuroprotection in frontotemporal dementia, motor neuron disease, and Alzheimer’s disease utilizing rodent models. Experience in working with mice, molecular and cellular biology, animal behavior, and pathology will be given full consideration.  

The Postdoctoral Associate position (Ph.D.) or Research Associate position (B.S. or M.S.) will be responsible for maintaining the laboratory including ordering and managing supplies, conducting experiments, and managing rodent colonies housed at the University of Delaware, in addition to leading behavioral experiments, molecular biology techniques (Western blots, etc.) cell biology (primary neuronal and astrocyte cultures a plus), pathology, fMRI studies (will train), and to help supervise and train undergraduate and graduate students in addition to other duties as needed. 

Responsibilities also include assisting the PI in preparation of grants and manuscripts. There will also be opportunities to attend scientific meetings and trainings that will support the candidates career development. 

This position is NIH funded for up to 3 years (dependent upon successful grant renewal).  For full consideration please complete an online application and submit a letter outlining your qualifications and a current CV with the contact information for three references.    Also, please feel free to contact Michael A. Gitcho, Ph.D. at mgitcho@desu.edu for any further information.  

Delaware State University is an equal opportunity, Title IX Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, marital status, age or disability.

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