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

Northwestern University
Chicago, Illinois
Closing date
Dec 4, 2021
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Postodoctoral fellow –molecular underpinnings of dopamine neurons vulnerability in Parkinson’s disease

We seek highly motivated postdoctoral fellows to join immediately a dynamic research team committed to collaboration, open science, and communication to study the vulnerability of dopamine neurons in Parkinson’s disease (PD). The postdoctoral fellow will be part of a scientific consortium (Aligning Science Across Parkinson's across different institutions, disciplines, and geographies with numerous opportunities for professional development .

Candidates who have graduated with a Ph.D. or MD/Ph.D. degrees with a record of publications (including preprints) are encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate should have solid training in neuroscience. The laboratory employs cutting-edge molecular (cell-type specific proteomics, transcriptomics, biochemical approaches), imaging (3D super-resolution microscopy), and functional (2-photon electrophysiology) approach.

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 a strong institutional 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 and contact info for references to

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


Northwestern is a leading research university ranked #12 of national universities, with annual sponsored research of $650M. It is home to more than 90 school-based centers and 54 University research centers. With an interdisciplinary culture, Northwestern research spans a spectrum of areas including neuroscience, nanotechnology, biotechnology and drug discovery. In the heart of downtown Chicago, Feinberg School Medicine invites students, faculty and staff to be part of a forward-thinking institution committed to improving human health through education and discovery.
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