Essential Functions: The laboratories of Drs. Sokol Todi and R. J. Wessells at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan, USA are looking for a highly motivated post-doctoral fellow to join their collaborative research. The main thrust of their recent joint adventure is to understand the role of endurance exercise in age-related degenerative diseases, including Spinocerebellar Ataxias. The work will utilize Drosophila melanogaster genetics and physiology, fly-based biochemistry, as well as unbiased approaches to uncover new molecular mechanisms that underscore exercise-dependent benefits in neurodegeneration. The Wessells and Todi labs are leaders in their respective studies of exercise benefits in animal physiology and of molecular mechanisms of degeneration. Job Duties: Design, conduct and analyze fly-based experiments independently. Analyze data and collate results into posters, presentations and manuscripts. Write grant applications and help to train new members in the laboratory. Limited overall lab functionality work will also be required.
Qualifications: Ph.D. in Biology or related field, completed within the last two years (U.S. applicants) or within the last year (non-US applicants) from an accredited institution. Knowledge of genetics and biochemistry. Fly biology experience is preferred.
Internal Number: 76_207356
About Wayne State University
Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution offering more than 400 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 32,000 students. Wayne State?s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over nearly 200 acres; its five extension centers offer higher education to people throughout Southeast Michigan. Wayne State is dedicated to preparing students to excel by combining the academic excellence of a major research university with the practical experience of an institution that by its history, location and diversity represents a microcosm of the world we live in. Reflecting its location and the excellent international reputation of its graduate schools, particularly in the sciences, Wayne State boasts the most diverse student body among Michigan?s public universities. Its students represent 49 U.S. states and more than 60 countries.