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Post-doctoral Scientist, Rare and Neurological Diseases Research

Framingham, Massachusetts

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Responsibilities

Sanofi’s Rare and Neurologic Diseases Research Therapeutic Area based in Framingham, MA is seeking a highly qualified and motivated Postdoctoral Scientist to investigate the roles of altered lipid metabolism in Parkinson’s disease (PD) and lysosomal storage diseases with neurological pathologies. The successful candidate will implement diverse in vitro and in vivo experimental approaches to help elucidate the role of lipid metabolism dysfunctions in disease. Extensive experience with the analysis and interpretation of large data sets, along with a background in metabolism is preferred. The Postdoctoral Fellow is expected to present their work internally and at external scientific conferences, and to author and publish in peer reviewed scientific journals.

Key tasks & responsibilities:         

  • Design and execute experimental strategies to understand how dysfunction in lipid metabolism contributes to PD and other neurological diseases
  • Establish in vitro cell based models to interrogate lipid metabolism in PD and related diseases (transformed or primary cultures)
  • Conduct in vivo experimental work (AAV-mediated gene delivery and tissue collection) using mouse models
  • Implement state-of-the-art techniques in lipidomics, molecular biology, biochemistry, and/or microscopy
  • Analyze, interpret, and present experimental results at lab meetings
  • Publish/present findings in peer-reviewed journals/scientific conferences
  • Maintain accurate and timely records of experiments and analyses
  • Maintain lucid and effective communication with manager and other colleagues

Basic qualifications:

  • Ph.D. + 0-3 years of postdoctoral training in Neuroscience or related field with an emphasis on metabolism is preferred.
  • Previous first-author publication(s) in internationally recognized journals are required
  • Critical thinking
  • Ability to meet aggressive timelines and deliverables in a collaborative environment
  • Excellent speaking, reading and writing skills
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Curiosity and a willingness to work independently
  • All candidates must have authorization to work in the United States throughout the duration of the Fellowship. No visa sponsorship will be provided

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