Monday, March 3, 2008

Dr. Mark Cohen's second favorite neuro blog

The esteemed Dr. Mark Cohen of Case Western Reserve University sent me a link to what he calls his second favorite neuro blog. Its titled neurophilosophy. Its focus is neuroscience. Neurophilosophy is listed among my permanent links at the bottom of this page. Here's the link:

Thanks, Dr. Cohen!


Anonymous said...

You should have posted his opera picture!

Courtney Grafe said...

Neuropathologist Opportunity at Genentech:
The Department of Pathology is embedded within the Research Organization at Genentech and is searching for an experienced neuropathologist who will work closely with scientists within the Neuroscience Department (including collaboration with the Research and Development Organization) to ensure that strategies for the treatment and cure of neurological diseases are based on accurate analyses of pathogenetic mechanisms. Pathologists participate both as collaborators and leaders in the discovery, characterization, and preclinical development of novel products in Neuroscience, specifically neurodegenerative and psychiatric disorders. This can include participation on teams devoted to the development of predictive and prognostic markers.

At Genentech, pathologists have access to cutting edge equipment and techniques, including laser capture microdissection, confocal microscopy, advanced imaging morphometry and tissue microarrays that complement histology, immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence, and in situ hybridization analyses. For applicants with the qualifications to lead a research program, the position comes with staff for technical support and access to in-house core facilities for histology, clinical pathology, microscopy, antibody generation, and transgenic and gene knockout models. The department has strong ties with academic and clinical groups both in the US and abroad. Publication in peer-reviewed journals is expected.

The position requires an earned MD or DVM, completion of post-graduate residency training in diagnostic pathology, appropriate Board Certification in Anatomic Pathology, subspecialty training in neuropathology, Board Certification in Neuropathology, and a track record of creative and independent scientific productivity in a neuroscience-relevant discipline. An earned PhD in a related field will be highly desirable but not required. We seek candidates who can interpret traditional diagnostic categories in the context of a detailed and current understanding of molecular and cellular biology of the central and peripheral nervous systems. Candidates must have demonstrated their ability to handle several projects at any given time, to work successfully in teams and to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing to a variety of audiences.

In addition, successful pathologist candidates should have an accomplished post-graduate publication record of the highest quality and scientific impact. They should also have records of achievement that would make them highly competitive for tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor positions at top-tiered Research Universities.

If you would like to learn more about the position please contact Courtney Grafe at Genentech-

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