Job ID: 6121

Post-doctoral position in Grand Rapids/USA

Position: Post-doctoral Position

Deadline: 30 June 2021

City: Grand Rapids

Country: United States

Institution: Van Andel Institute



Van Andel Institute’s P. Brundin Laboratory, under the direction of Patrik Brundin, M.D., Ph.D., has two Postdoctoral Fellow positions available.

The Patrik Brundin lab focuses on pathogenetic mechanisms and pharmacological treatment in cell and animal models of Parkinson’s disease.

As a Postdoctoral Fellow in the P. Brundin Laboratory you will be working on a funded project focused on dissecting pathogenetic mechanisms in Parkinson’s disease. The overall goals of the project include developing and validating a mouse model of PD that can be used to better understand how the disease progresses and testing the effects of new, potentially disease-modifying, PD therapies.

Specifically, we are interested in candidates with a background in neuroscience and Parkinson’s disease.


A Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. in neuroscience, biochemistry, and/or molecular and cell biology with expertise in Parkinson’s disease.
Experience with mouse models of neurological disease and knowledge of brain morphology are expected.
Previous experience with molecular and cell biology techniques, stereotaxic surgery, and mouse behavioral studies are also expected.
Must have a publication history and strong scientific writing skills.
Must provide the names of three individuals who can provide recommendations and present a scientific seminar describing his or her previous research.
Description of a Successful Candidate:

A self-motivated and driven individual who is able to exhibit exceptional research productivity and work collegially.
A detail-oriented researcher that thinks critically to effectively design experiments and address complex research problems.
A strong ability to take initiative and work independently, as well as in a team environment.
A collaborative, hands-on researcher who proactively shares knowledge and expertise with lab members.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.

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