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UNIVERSITY OF IOWA POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLAR in Iowa City, Iowa

less thanp>less than/p>less thandiv>POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLARRequisition # 3181Position Basicsless thanbr>less thanstrong>Advertising Ends on:less than/strong>less thanbr>Extended Until Position is Filledless thanbr>less thanbr>less thanstrong>Advertising Started on:less than/strong>less thanbr>Tuesday, July 30th, 2019less thanbr>less thanbr>less thanstrong>College:less than/strong>less thanbr>Carver College of Medicineless thanbr>less thanbr>less thanstrong>Department:less than/strong>less thanbr>Neurologyless thanbr>less thanbr>less thanbr>Salaryless thanbr>less thanstrong>Salary:less than/strong>less thanbr>$50,004.00 to Commensurateless thanbr>less thanbr>less thanbr>Position Detailsless thanbr>less thanstrong>Full/Part Time Status:less than/strong>less thanbr>Full Timeless thanbr>less thanbr>less thanstrong>Percent Time:less than/strong>less thanbr>100%less thanbr>less thanbr>less thanstrong>Position Description:less than/strong>less thanp>Seeking enthusiastic, highly motivated individual for a postdoctoral scholar position in the department of neurology, University of Iowa, in the laboratory of Dr. Georgina Aldridge. The primary research goal of this laboratory is to understand mechanisms by which dementia with Lewy Body (a Parkinson's disorder), affects the brain, leading to diverse and devastating symptoms.less than/p>less thanbr>less thanp>Dr. Georgina Aldridge is an Assistant Professor and cognitive neurologist in the Department of Neurology working on mouse models of Dementia with Lewy Bodies. The main methods in the lab involve 2-photon imaging of awake behaving mice using cranial windows. We track the effect of alpha-synuclein on cortical cells by evaluating calcium dynamics and neuronal firing (using gCAMP indicators), as well as structural changes in dendritic spines and axons (using structural imaging). We focus on prefrontal cortex and other regions thought to be affected in these patients.less than/p>less thanbr>less thanp>The Aldridge Lab is part of the Iowa Neuroscience Institute and the Department of Neurology. It is located in the Pappajohn Biomedical discovery building. Dr. Aldridge is committed to the development of trainees. Although this is a new laboratory, the open laboratory space is massively collaborative; the Aldridge Lab maintains strong ties with several senior laboratories and there are ample professional development resources.less than/p>less thanbr>less thanp>Please include a CV as well as cover letter/letter of interest that includes one paragraph describing past work and one paragraph describing your interest in the research areas of the Aldridge Laboratory. Funding is available for 2 years and a 2-year commitment is preferred. The successful candidate will be required to compete for national grants.less than/p>less thanbr>less thanbr>less thanstrong>Education Requirement:less than/strong>less thanp>PhD in Neurosciences or related field is required.less than/p>less thanbr>less thanbr>less thanstrong>Required Qualifications:less than/strong>less thanp>Prior experience in basic or translational neuroscience research with rodent or cell culture models, with demonstrated interest in the field of neurodegeneration.less than/p>less thanbr>less thanp>A strong publication record with at least one first author publication.less than/p>less thanbr>less thanp>Highly motivated individual who works well in a collaborative environment and is committed and passionate about neuroscience research.less than/p>less thanbr>less thanp>less than/p>less thanbr>less thanbr>less thanstrong>Desirable Qualifications:less than/strong>less thanp>Basic knowledge and experience with MATLAB (or equivalent) coding and/or biological/behavioral data analysis.less than/p>less thanbr>less thanp>Prior experience with some form of microscopy (2-photon, confocal, etc) would be beneficial, including unbiased stereology principles. Alternative expertise also accepted, including optogenetics, electrophysiology, super resolution microsc

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