Nathan S. Kline Institute
  • 19-Mar-2019 to 21-Apr-2019 (EST)
  • Dementia/Levy Lab
  • Orangeburg, NY, USA
  • $48,450.00 - $52,292.00
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Full Benefits Package


A newly funded postdoctoral position for recent Ph.D. is available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Levy at the NKI.

The position focuses on the anti-amyloidogenic and neuroprotective properties of a novel, naturally occurring mutation in the amyloid beta peptide found in an Italian family. This post-doctoral fellow will investigate whether the interaction between the Italian amyloid beta, which contains an amino acid substitution at residue 2 of amyloid beta, and wild-type amyloid beta hinders amyloid beta oligomerization, amyloidogenesis and neurotoxicity using unique transgenic mouse models. Overall, these studies will address multiple mechanisms by which Italian amyloid beta appears to be protective. Additionally, this applicant will use exosomes as vehicles to deliver protective Italian amyloid beta within the brain, a novel therapeutic approach for Alzheimer's disease.

This study routinely employs multidisciplinary approaches including behavioral tests of mouse models, and electron microscopy, immunolabeling, standard biochemistry, as well as genomic, proteomic and lipidomic approaches of mouse brain tissue, human postmortem brain tissue, and in vitro cultured cells.


  • The individual will work closely with the P.I. performing experiments, analyzing data, and writing manuscripts
  • cell culture, primary neuronal cultures
  • tissue and cell immunolabeling for confocal microscopy
  • Western blot, subcellular fractionation


  • Applicants must have a recent Ph.D. or the equivalent
  • A strong research and record of written productivity as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications in international journals and potentially fellowship applications.
  • The candidate must have the ability to work efficiently, great problem-solving ability, excellent organizational skills, be fluent in English, should have good writing skills, and excellent interpersonal skills.


To apply please include C.V., a brief statement of current research and long-term goal, and the names and contact information of three references.

Background Investigation/Justice Center Review Requirements:

Prospective appointees will be: 1) Checked against the Staff Exclusion List (SEL) maintained by the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs. Prospective employees whose names appear on the SEL as having been found responsible for serious or repeated acts of abuse or neglect will be barred from appointment. 2) Screened against the Statewide Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment (SCR).  Prospective employees whose names are indicated on the SCR may be barred from appointment.

*The Research Foundation is a private not-for-profit corporation and is not an agency or instrumentality of the State of New York.  Employees of the Research Foundation are not state employees, do not participate in any state retirement system, and do not receive state fringe benefits. Excellent Benefits Package. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Minority/Women/Disabled/Veteran Employer. VEVRAA 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) compliant.

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