Parkinson’s Research Jobs
There are a number of ways to pursue research careers in the Parkinson’s disease. The Foundation sponsors research awards and reviews external communications for scientific rigor. It also sponsors conferences, workshops, and special projects. These activities provide scientists with the opportunity to gain valuable experience and contacts. The Foundation also provides a platform for the Foundation’s spokesperson to speak about research findings.
The goal of a Postdoctoral position in Parkinson’s disease research is to understand the mechanism of Parkinson’s disease. To be considered for this position, you should have a background in neurology, neuroscience, or cell culture. You should also have experience in using ES/iPS cells or conducting experiments with small animals. Additionally, you should have excellent organizational skills and critical thinking. A PhD will also be a plus.
The Subramaniam lab at UF Scripps Biomedical Research in Florida is looking for a postdoctoral candidate to conduct research on ribosomes and protein transmission mechanisms. While not required, prior experience in neurodegenerative research is preferred. You should also have published research and be good at working independently and collaboratively. Email your CV and cover letter to [email address] to apply.
As a postdoctoral fellow, you will work with Dr. Huddleston and other collaborators in the neuroscience department. The research involves developing new MRI pulse sequences that are sensitive to disease-relevant tissue properties. You will also work with machine learning tools to answer hypothesis-directed biological questions. In addition to this, you will work with a world-renowned metabolomics laboratory.
The APDA Postdoc fellowship program supports postdoctoral researchers in the U.S. who are interested in studying Parkinson’s disease. This fellowship supports studies that address questions anywhere along the research pipeline. Applicants must have completed an MD or PhD within two years prior to the start of the award. Additionally, they must submit a biosketch from their mentor. In addition to the biosketch, they also need to provide financial and scientific reports to the NIH.
Interested applicants must have a PhD in a related field or have experience in neuroscience, epigenetics, or neurotoxicology. They should have published at least three first-author papers in international peer-reviewed journals. In addition, they should have strong backgrounds in protein folding and membrane biophysics, as well as advanced imaging techniques. Experience with tissue culture, western blot, and immunoprecipitation is also required.
A Postdoctoral Fellowship in Basic Scientists provides young researchers with $100,000 over two years. The fellowship includes a $45,000 annual salary, a $5,000 research allowance, and a computer. The research allowance can be used to purchase books or pay for travel costs up to two thousand dollars. While the grant does not allow deductions for postdoctoral taxes or institution overhead, it does approve health insurance costs.
Associate Section Chief
The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research is funding an ambitious initiative aimed at accelerating research and providing new tools for a cure. As part of the initiative, Emory is involved in two research teams – one as Associate Section Chief and one as Principal Investigator. In the latter, Tim Sampson will focus on the interactions between sensory cells and the gut microbiome.
Dr. Rubin is the Director of the Foundation’s professional education programs and leads the Foundation’s efforts to expand access to specialized Parkinson’s care for all. He also works with colleagues to make sure that Parkinson’s research has a global impact. The Foundation publishes a wide range of articles in all forms, including reviews of current studies and clinical trials.
Lorraine V. Kalia is an Associate Professor and Clinician Scientist at the University of Toronto and a Senior Scientist at the Krembil Research Institute, part of the University Health Network. She has previously hosted quarterly Webinars on Parkinson’s disease. She is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and a member of the Society for Neuroscience. She has also taught high school students about the field of neuroscience.
Kim Dawson has worked at the University of Kansas Medical Center for more than 13 years. She started out as a movement disorder clinic nurse and then moved into the research world. She currently holds a Master’s Degree in Science Management. In addition, she is also the center coordinator of the Parkinson’s Foundation Center of Excellence. She is married and has two daughters, Lauren and Kim.