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A postdoctoral fellow position in Molecular Neuroscience/Neurodegeneration is available in the Fred Hutch lab of Dr. Linda Buck. Dr. Buck received a Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2004 for “Odorant receptors and the organization of the olfactory system”. Current projects in the Buck lab focus on molecular mechanisms that underlie stress, appetite, and neurodegeneration and how they are influenced by the olfactory system. The lab has developed and uses cutting edge technologies to unravel neural mechanisms and neural circuits underlying specific functions/dysfunctions. These include novel genomics methods to define neural circuits, genetic and chemical control of neuronal activation, imaging of gene expression and neuronal activation, gene editing, and single cell genomics.
The fellow will be responsible for developing and executing a project related to current and future interests of the lab, as determined by discussions with Dr. Buck. The successful candidate will be an individual who is enthusiastic about science and is capable of independent research.