Postdoctoral Associate - Davis Lab

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Work type: Post Doc Associate
Location: Palm Beach
Categories: Biology/Life Science
Department:37045010 - SR-NEURO-DAVIS LAB

Classification Title:

Postdoctoral Associate

Job Description:

The position of Postdoctoral Associate is available in the Ron Davis Laboratory on The Wertheim UF Scripps Institute campus in Jupiter Florida. The laboratory is focused on the development of novel and effective therapeutics to promote better health for individuals with neurodegenerative diseases, emphasizing ALS and Alzheimer’s disease. We employ state-of-the art phenotypic assays to identify small molecules that offset the insults to neuronal mitochondria due to these diseases, several different cell culture methodologies to include primary neurons from the mouse brain and human iPSC-derived neurons from normal and affected individuals, and animal models for these diseases to include both Drosophila and the mouse. We supplement these broad efforts with genetic, biochemical, and physiological assays as needed. We are currently seeking a talented and committed individual to help drive progress forward primarily in testing putative new drugs in human iPSC-derived neurons for ALS and/or Alzheimer’s disease. 

Expected Salary:

Commensurate with experience.

Minimum Requirements:

Requires a Ph.D. or M.D. degree in a relevant scientific/medical discipline. 

Preferred Qualifications:

A Ph.D. in biomedical science is required. Preference will be given to applicants with some background in cell culture and cell-based assays. The successful applicant may also be involved in other activities including testing compounds in animal models for disease.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

For consideration, applicants must upload a cover letter and resume. This position is open until filled.

Please provide names and email addresses of three to five references as part of the application process. When ready, the hiring department will contact the listed references via email requesting their reference letters to be uploaded directly to the application website.

The final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

Health Assessment Required: Yes


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