Postdoctoral Fellowship in ALS degeneration and axonal regeneration

Stark Neurosciences Research Institute, Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, Indiana
NIH Postdoctoral fellow scale; $53,800 per year plus benefits
Closing date
Nov 28, 2021
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A postdoctoral position is available to study the degeneration of spinal motor neurons during the pathogenesis of ALS. The laboratory employs state-of-the-art cellular, molecular, biochemical, mouse transgenic and imaging approaches for the interrogation of circuit development, regeneration and physiology. We recently performed unbiased ribosomal profiling to identify genes regulated by both regeneration and ALS degeneration in spinal motor neurons. An investigation of these genes is underway, along with additional unbiased approaches for the identification of new therapeutic targets. The laboratory environment is energetic, collegial, highly collaborative, and strives for excellence. For a detailed description of our research goals visit the laboratory website:

The individual will report directly to the principal investigator, Dr. Brian Pierchala, Sherry L. Sonneborn Professor of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology.

Basic Qualifications

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Neuroscience or a closely related biomedical field and have a thorough background in neurobiology, cell biology, and biochemistry. Applicants must also possess excellent oral and written communication skills. Please send a cover letter including a brief statement of research interests, a CV, and the names and contact information of three references to:


As the nation’s largest medical school, IUSM is committed to being an institution that not only reflects the diversity of the learners we teach and the patient populations we serve, but also pursues the values of diversity, equity and inclusion that inform academic excellence. We desire candidates who enhance our representational diversity, as well as those whose work contributes to equitable and inclusive learning and working environments for our students, staff, and faculty. 

Indianapolis is the capital and most populous city in the State of Indiana. It is growing economically thanks to a strong corporate base anchored by the life sciences. Indiana is home to one of the largest concentrations of health sciences companies in the nation. Indianapolis has a sophisticated blend of charm and culture with a wonderful balance of business and leisure. The growing residential base is supported by rich amenities and quality of life – the city possesses a variety of professional sports, arts venues and outdoor recreation areas. Residents of this dynamic city, and surrounding suburbs, enjoy leading educational systems and top-ranked universities, paired with a diverse population. Indianapolis International Airport is a top-ranked international airport, being named “Best Airport in North America” by Airports Council International for many years. For additional information on life in Indy:

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