Carlos Ibanez Lab
McGovern Institute for Brain Research, Peking University
Chinese Institute for Brain Research
A new research unit dedicated to research into growth factor receptor function in the nervous system and metabolism is being established in twin laboratories at the McGovern Institute for Brain Research of Peking University and the Chinese Institute for Brain Research, Beijing in the beginning of 2020. Our website of this twin laboratories is carlosibanezlab.se/PKU
Dr. Carlos Ibanez is currently Professor at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, and at the National University of Singapore. Information about his research activities can be found in these links: carlosibanezlab.se and carlosibanezlab.se/NUS. He will be based in Beijing full-time from January 2021.
We are seeking：
1. an efficient and responsible lab manager to support our research activities with the handling of procurement, device maintenance, lab safety and waste issues, lab organization matters.
The successful candidate will have excellent written and verbal communication skills in Chinese as well as English, proven experience as a lab manager at an academic institution or industry, excellent time management skills and ability to prioritize work, attention to detail and problem-solving skills, strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task. Biomedical background will be an additional advantage.
2. efficient and responsible laboratory technicians or research assistant to support our research activities in a variety of tasks, including reagent and sample preparation, genotyping and management of mouse colonies, as well as hands-on experimental work.
The successful candidates will have documented, hands-on experience with techniques and methods in one or more of the following areas: biochemistry and molecular biology, cell biology (including primary cell culture), tissue preparation and histological techniques, and rodent behaviour, including management of colonies of transgenic mice. Experience in neuroscience or metabolism research will be an advantage.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills in Chinese as well as English are an absolute requirement.
3. We are seeking talented and enthusiastic researchers with expertise in molecular and cellular neuroscience to advance investigations on the functions and mechanisms of growth factor receptor signaling and physiology in the nervous system. The research entails studies of different receptor systems in neuronal and nervous system function, as well as neurodegeneration, using molecular methods, cell culture models and mutant mice carrying specific mutations in these receptors.
Candidates will be accepted at the postdoctoral level with a PhD awarded preferably within the last 3 years. Strong and documented expertise in molecular, cellular and histological methods of analysis as applied to studies of mouse models in the area of neuroscience is a requirement for consideration. Successful applicants shall be well versed in mouse brain neuroanatomy and physiology. Expertise in electrophysiology or analysis of mouse behavior will be an additional advantage. The successful candidate is expected to be sufficiently independent to formulate questions, design experiments and perform research. Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English are required.
Application, including cover letter, statement of research interests, CV, and names of at least 2 referees (including PhD supervisor) should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications will be considered until the position is filled.