Post-Doctoral Fellow – Molecular Basis of Parkinson's disease, Northwestern University

Chicago, Illinois
May 04, 2021
Jun 03, 2021
Position Type
Full Time

We seek a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to join a dynamic research team studying the molecular and cellular pathways of Parkinson’s disease (PD) pathology. The long-term goal of our studies focusing mainly on mutations in LRRK2 and α-synuclein genes is to delineate the pathophysiological mechanisms that underlie PD, providing in this way the opportunity to develop therapeutic strategies for a disease that is currently addressed symptomatically.

Candidates who have graduated with a Ph.D. or MD/Ph.D. degrees with a strong record of peer-reviewed publications (including at least one first-author publication) are encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate should have solid training in neuroscience. S/he will perform high-resolution imaging in mice sections or primary neurons in culture. The position also requires strong research skills in neuroanatomy, cell biology, behavioral pharmacology, and excellent technical expertise in stereotaxic intracranial mice injections and electrophysiological methods. The laboratory possesses state-of-the-art equipment and is housed in a new open-lab design research building.

The postdoctoral fellow’s duties will include: organizing and implementing complex research plans, developing new methods, analysis and interpretation of data, writing detailed scientific reports, and mentoring graduate and undergraduate students. Though the position is funded, the PI will mentor the fellows to apply for additional support. 

The laboratory is located in the downtown Chicago Northwestern campus in a vibrant neighborhood and is part of the Feinberg School of Medicine. Northwestern University is one of the top-ranked universities in the country, and it has an excellent neuroscience/neurodegeneration program. An interactive, supportive environment supported by a strong network of research services and more than 60 core facilities, along with an institutional strong commitment to pioneer research, ensures significant scientific breakthroughs. As such, candidates should be highly motivated and energetic to perform innovative research projects. Salary and benefits will be competitive.

Visit and to learn more about our lab! Interested candidates should send a CV, a brief personal statement highlighting research experience and future interests relevant to our laboratory, and contact info for 3 references to:

Loukia Parisiadou, Ph.D.

Department of Pharmacology,

Feinberg School of Medicine.

Northwestern is an Equal opportunity employer. We encourage minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.

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