Postdoctoral Associate - Neuroscience

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Starting salary $48,426/year + benefits
Sep 10, 2020
Oct 10, 2020
Position Type
Full Time


The Gomez-Pastor lab is working on understanding the biology of protein quality control systems under physiological and pathological conditions, and developing novel approaches to treat human proteinopathies with special emphasis in Huntington’s Disease. A combination of biochemistry, molecular and cell biology, mouse models, and state-of-art imaging techniques is employed in the lab. More information about the research and the lab can be found at: Gomez-Pastor Lab



  • Successful candidates must hold a PhD. or equivalent degree with expertise relevant to the research areas.


  • Motivated and independent individuals with a demonstrated track record in neuroscience and cell biology.
  • Strong research experience in mouse models, primary cell cultures, protein folding, biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology, imaging and other related fields will also be considered.

Molecular biologists and neuroscientists with high motivation, creativity and independence are welcomed to apply to Dr. Gomez-Pastor’s research team in the Department of Neuroscience at University of Minnesota.


The Department of Neuroscience at the University of Minnesota is home to a strong and collaborative community studying motor learning and motivational control.  Our laboratory is also part of the Optical Imaging and Brain Sciences, Medical Discovery Team initiative, providing us with access to substantial internally-funded resources for optical engineering and computation. We are based in the vibrant and multicultural city of Minneapolis, with over 200 medical institutions, 550 square kilometers of lakes and parks, two internationally acclaimed orchestras, a robust local music scene, and almost as many theater seats as New York City.

How To Apply:

Applications must be submitted online.  To be considered for this position, please visit our UMN Careers Page:  Job ID: 337192 (Post-Doctoral Associate - Neuroscience).  You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.

Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section.

This position will remain open until filled.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).

The University of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Competitive wages, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave
  • Low cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
  • Health care and dependent daycare flexible spending accounts
  • Excellent retirement plans with employer match
  • Disability and employer paid life insurance
  • Wellbeing program with reduced insurance premiums
  • Tuition reimbursement opportunities covering 75%-100% of eligible tuition
  • Student loan forgiveness opportunity
  • Opportunities for growth and promotion
  • Employee Assistance Program

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