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Postdoctoral Fellow in Prion Disease Investigation


Employer: University of California, San Diego
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Posted: July 30, 2014
Expires: September 25, 2014
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A postdoctoral position is available to study prion diseases using primary neural cultures, biochemistry techniques, and mouse models. We are investigating how the biochemical properties of prion strains impact prion spread to the brain as well as the molecular basis for prion species barriers. Candidates should have a Ph.D. or MD or DVM, research experience in molecular biology and biochemistry, and a strong interest in neurological and protein misfolding diseases. Projects include protein aggregation and neuronal culture experiments as well as the biochemical investigation of prion strains. Additional information can be found at http://www.sigurdsonlab.ucsd.edu/. The University of California, San Diego, located on the La Jolla Mesa in close proximity to The Scripps Research Institute, the Salk Institute, and the Burnham Institute for Medical Research, provides a highly stimulating and interactive research environment. Please send curriculum vitae and contact information for three references to: Christina Sigurdson, D.V.M., Ph.D., Dept. of Pathology, UCSD, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093-0612; e-mail: csigurdson@ucsd.edu

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