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Post Doctoral Scholar in the Department of Neurosciences, Cumming School of Medicine

Job ID: 18146

Updated: June 10, 2019

Location: Foothills Campus

Position Description

Area: Clinical Neurosciences          
Duration: 1 year or more
Start date: immediate      
Salary: $40,000.00/annual + benefits

The Department of Clinical Neurosciences in the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Department of Clinical Neurosciences.

Job Description:

There is currently no treatment for Alzheimer disease (AD), the most common form of senile dementia affecting ~47 million people worldwide. In 2016, the AD-related Dementias Summit identified vascular biology as one of keys national research priorities for the diagnosis and treatment of dementia. Cerebrovascular dysfunction that includes degeneration of brain capillary endothelial cells forming the microvessels of blood brain barrier and altered regulation of cerebral blood flow, is frequent in AD. Importantly, the Apolipoprotein E epsilon 4 (APOE4) allele, the strongest genetic factor for AD, is associated with cerebrovascular defects. Furthermore, CD2AP, a Top 10 AD gene, encodes for a protein that is highly enriched in brain capillary endothelial cells.

Using a multidisciplinary approach (microscopy, molecular / cellular biology, primary cell cultures, animal models and MRI), the candidate will investigate the functions of ApoE4 and CD2AP in the brain endothelium, and determine how these two AD genetic predisposition factors synergize to contribute to cerebrovascular dysfunction in AD. The candidate is expected to lead the project, secure internal or external funding, and be a team player.

For more information on the lab research, please visit: www.cytoskeletonexus.com 

Qualifications:

  • Ph.D completed within the last 3-years or MD degree completed within the last 8-years
  • Preference will be given to a motivated and passionate candidate with strong publishing track record and research background in neurosciences / cell biology

Application Details:

Please send CV and transcripts to Dr. Minh Dang Nguyen
Email: mdnguyen@ucalgary.ca

3 letters of reference will be requested later on.

Additional Information

To learn more about postdoctoral scholar opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Postdoc Careers website. For more information about the Cumming School of Medicine visit Careers in the Cumming School of Medicine. 

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Calgary is one of the world's cleanest cities and has been named one of the world's most livable cities for years. Calgary is a city of leaders – in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from the strongest economy in the nation and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour’s drive from the Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their professional success while they are here. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, however preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

 

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