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Post-doctoral position in Lexington, KY/USA

22 December 2017

Post-doctoral position in Lexington, KY/USA

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Lexington, KY/USA


The Hartz Laboratory at the University of Kentucky is seeking a postdoc for an NIH-funded project entitled “Restoring Blood-Brain Function to Improve Cognition in Alzheimer's Disease”.

The project is focused on modulating blood-brain barrier function in Alzheimer’s disease and includes work with transgenic mouse AD models, and fresh and frozen human brain tissue. The project involves molecular analysis of brain capillaries and state-of-the art imaging (confocal microscopy, cranial window/in vivo microscopy, X-CLARITY, superresolution microscopy). The candidate will be part of a motivated research team, work in a productive scientific environment, use state-of-the-art equipment, and employ innovative approaches to generate high quality data for publication. The candidate will receive comprehensive mentoring, has to be highly motivated, enthusiastic, committed, and have an outstanding work ethic. The Hartz Laboratory fosters interdisciplinary research and is dedicated to explore blood-brain barrier function with the goal to improve treatment of brain disorders. The Hartz Laboratory is part of the University of Kentucky NIH-funded Sanders-Brown Center on Aging (
The candidate should have a PhD, MD/PhD, or DVM in an area relevant to neuroscience. Preference will be given to individuals with experience in blood-brain barrier research and experience and a strong interest in Alzheimer’s disease research. Prior experience with mouse colonies, imaging techniques (confocal and MP microscopy) and standard molecular techniques (Western blotting, ELISA, IHC, IP) is desirable. The candidate must have excellent interpersonal, organizational, verbal and written communication skills, a solid publication record, and appropriate experience.
Candidates should send an email that includes a cover letter with a brief statement of research experience and career goals, a curriculum vitae, and three reference letters directly to Dr. Anika Hartz (

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up to 3 years depending on performance
University of Kentucky
Sanders-Brown Center on Aging

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Anika Hartz
University of Kentucky, Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, 800 S Limestone, Room 329, Lexington, KY 40536, USA

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