Postdoctoral Researcher

Bethesda, Maryland
Feb 28, 2020
May 28, 2020
Position Type
Full Time

Position Type:

Postdoctoral researcher Position at National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Bethesda, MD and surrounding area


Position Title:

Molecular Neuroscience


Position Description:

The lab of Dr. Katherine Roche at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is seeking a motivated postdoctoral researcher with an interest and relevant experience in molecular mechanisms of synaptic transmission and neurodevelopmental disorders to join their group. The fellow will have the opportunity to drive meaningful projects in a collaborative and supportive environment that values high intellectual curiosity and creativity. The fellow will be supported by a generous funding package and benefits consistent with guidelines for NIH intramural research training awards.


Dr. Roche’s laboratory characterizes the molecular mechanisms underlying neurotransmitter receptor transport and localization at the synapse using several research strategies which include (1) defining sorting motifs present in neurotransmitter receptor cytosolic domains, (2) isolating neurotransmitter receptor-associated proteins, and (3) determining the role of protein-protein interactions in trafficking and specific synapse localization. The goal of these  cell biological approaches is to elucidate the mechanisms of neurotransmitter receptor trafficking in neurons and the role of accessory proteins at central synapses.


Salary and benefits will be set commensurate with experience and qualifications as well as NIH guidelines for intramural research training awards.



  • Doctorate Degree


To apply:

The application should include:

  • Cover letter with a brief description of candidate's interest in the position, research experience and long-term career goals
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Representative publications
  • Contact information of three references

Please email all materials as one PDF file to Dr. Roche (, Investigator, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Receptor Biology Section, Building 35, Room 2C903, 35 Convent Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.



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