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postodoctoral fellowship

Employer: University of Piemonte Orientale "Amedeo Avogadro"
Posted: July 22, 2014
Expires: September 20, 2014
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We are seeking a highly motivated candidate with a strong background in cellular and molecular neuroscience and/or in neuropharmacology. This person will conduct postdoctoral-level research in a project aimed at understanding and potentially correcting defective neurogenesis, synaptic and dendritic abnormalities associated with Down syndrome (DS). The research project will require and combine several models including neural stem/progenitor cells from mouse models of the human disease and induced pluripotent stem cells generated from DS patients. In addition high content analysis platforms will be utilized.

Ideal candidates should: - Have received their PhD during the past 5 years - Hold a Ph.D. in Neuroscience or in Neuropharmacology - Have a background in cellular/molecular biology - Experience with manipulation and characterization of iPSC and with Neural stem cells is a plus - Documented experience in high content analysis is a plus

Candidates should be able to work independently and to interact with other members of the group in the project. The candidate should be proficient in English.

Funding for the position is available for two-three years. Salary will depend on experience. Starting date is negotiable, but October/November 2014 is preferred.

To apply, please send a CV including a description of research experience and interests, a motivation letter and the names of two-three references with telephone numbers and e-mail addresses to Mariagrazia Grilli (

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