Job ID: 116957

Post-doc or visiting scientist in genetics/neuroscience

Position: Post-doctoral Position

Deadline: 5 December 2023

City: Tuscaloosa

Country: United States

Institution: University of Alabama

Department: Department of Biological sciences


The CVN lab is looking to hire a postdoc for a two-year position at the University of Alabama, department of Biological sciences.

Keywords: comparative genomics, RNAseq, next gen sequencing, transcriptomics, multiomics, neurodegenerative disease model

Salary meets NIH standards and comes with benefits.

The Comparative Vertebrate Neurodegeneration lab, led by Dr. Nicole Ackermans at the University of Alabama, is recruiting a postdoc to begin in the Spring semester (January 2024) in the fields of genetics and neuroscience. Start date is flexible.

The main focus of our group is to better understand traumatic brain injury (TBI) and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) using goat headbutting as a model for human repetitive head injury. The applicant will plan and carry out genetic components of this experiment: bulk and single cell RNAseq on brain tissue. They will also aid in supervising lab members and act as a team member in the lab.

For this position, a background in genetics with experience in comparative genomics and RNAseq is required. You should be able to create and run a protocol for next gen sequencing from data collection to publication. Experience in neuroscience beneficial, as is fluent English. This position is supported for two years. The successful candidate will have a doctoral degree when finalizing the contract.

Dr. Ackermans’ mentorship style focuses on guiding lab members towards their goals and supports career development opportunities while maintaining a healthy work/life balance. This lab is an intentional safe space for historically excluded minorities in STEM, but applicants are encouraged to check local legislature with regards to their specific situation. Applicants from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged! International applicants are also encouraged!

The University of Alabama is an R1 public universities and the nationwide leader for enrollment of National Merit Scholars. Tuscaloosa is a metropolitan area of over 250,000, with a moderate climate, an innovative and progressive community with an excellent quality of life and low cost of living. It offers exceptional educational, cultural, sports, and recreational opportunities to faculty and their families. Tuscaloosa also provides easy access to tremendous biodiversity, and is one hour from Birmingham, three hours from Atlanta, and five hours from the gulf coast. 

Review begins October 1 2023, and will continue until the position is filled.

For more information please contact me at nlackermans [at] ua [dot] edu

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