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Postdoctoral Fellowship Neuroscientist or (Neuro)toxicologist



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Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity:
Neuroscientist / (Neuro)toxicologist

Job Type: Full-time

Fields: in vitro neurotoxicology, metal mixtures exposures, metabolomics, transcriptomics, epigenetics

The NEMEX (Neurotoxicity due to Environmental complex Metal Mixtures Exposure) multi-investigator group is currently looking for a neuroscientist or (neuro)toxicologist who is interested in elucidating the mechanisms by which metal mixtures act in concert to elicit neurodegenerative Alzheimer's Disease-related effects.

The research is focused on the neurotoxicological effects and neurocognitive defects of metal mixtures during brain development along with gene-by-environment studies leveraging human brain organoids to discover the adverse outcome pathways (AOPs) which will help in cumulative risk assessment for Alzheimer's Disease.

Candidates with strong backgrounds in neurotoxicology, neuroscience, and/or in vitro electrophysiology, using in vitro cell-based and/or organoid models, are encouraged to apply.

Applicants should be highly motivated, enthusiastic individuals, and have or are expected to obtain a PhD shortly in a related area. Candidates will be expected to work collaboratively with other members of the group, but must be able to design and execute experiments independently. Strong organizational and oral/written communication skills are desirable.

If interested, please submit your CV including publications, and contact information for 2-3 references to Dr. Sillé by e-mail. Please include a letter of motivation/experience with a short description of your research interests, long-term goals, and possible start dates.

Required education: Doctorate (PhD)

Start Date: Starting immediately (start date negotiable).

Fenna Sillé, PhD
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Department of Environmental Health & Engineering
615 N. Wolfe St., RM E7628, Baltimore, MD 21205

The Johns Hopkins University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from underrepresented groups.