Seeking a Postdoctoral Associate to investigate mitochondrial structural and functional disturbances in dopaminergic neurons and organoids derived from patients with bipolar disorder.
Specific details of the position will include:
- Investigate how mitochondrial function contributes to dopamine production and release in neurons and organoids derived from patients with bipolar disorder and unaffected individuals.
- Development of live-cell imaging approaches to identify the effects of bipolar disorder on mitochondrial structure and dynamics in dopamine neurons.
- Participate in the development and analysis of novel imaging methodologies to follow mRNA and protein localization in response to cell activity in neurons.
- Development and writing of one or more annual publications arising from the above research, as well as abstracts to be presented at national and/or international meetings.
- Present progress on your work on a regular basis in laboratory and departmental meetings.
- Teach and supervise undergraduate and graduate students as well as a Research Associate who collectively will assist with the research within the laboratory.
Requirements are a doctorate in Cell Biology, Metabolism, and/or Neurobiology, 4+ years of experience/exposure in live-cell microscopy, cryo-electron microscopy, and/or metabolism. Additional expertise in the development of molecular biology is preferable. Effective communication and writing skills are also highly preferable.
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