The Longo Laboratory in the Department of Neurology, Stanford University School of Medicine, seeks a highly motivated science writer that has the ability to compose and edit content for research articles for publication in peer-reviewed scientific journals, literature reviews, and grant proposals. The ideal candidate for this position will have a Doctoral Degree (PhD degree, MD/PhD degree or a related degree) in Neurobiology, or a related scientific field, and will have had at least three to five years of experience in writing peer-reviewed journal articles, scientific literature reviews, proposal development and grant writing in a research and/or academic setting. This person will demonstrate an understanding of highly technical scientific reports and data, and, for grant proposals and web content, have the ability to translate technical or scholarly information into accessible language. The candidate should have a strong desire and ability to work in a collaborative, translational research group that operates at the interface of neuroscience/neurodegenerative disease, electrophysiology, bioinformatics, and novel therapeutic development. This is a full-time position with the opportunity to work remotely.
The Stanford School of Medicine is seeking an enthusiastic Research Assistant/Life Science Research Professional 1. Work will be conducted in Dr. Frank Longo’s laboratory in the Department of Neurology. The goal of the Longo lab is to elucidate the signaling mechanisms by which novel small molecule ligands prevent/stop/reverse neurodegeneration in genetic mouse models of Alzheimer’s disease, Huntington’s disease and Frontotemporal dementia. The Longo lab investigates the therapeutic effect of modulating neurotrophin receptors as a way to explore new mechanisms by which synapses and cells degenerates, using multiple levels of analysis, such as ex vivo acute brain slice electrophysiology to study synaptic plasticity, immunofluorescence staining and western blotting to elucidate protein involvement and function, RNA-sequencing to unravel alterations in gene expression, behavioral tests to assess cognitive abilities and in vivo calcium dynamics to study neuronal circuits underlying brain dysfunction.