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NIH-funded post-doctoral fellowship to study synaptic pathology in iPSC models of tauopathies

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The Chu Laboratory is seeking a creative, collaborative and independently motivated post-doctoral researcher to study the role of PINK1 and valosin-containing protein in clearing dendritic tau pathology. Join an active team of researchers working on primary neuron, mouse and iPSC models of familial dementias, with additional opportunities to study Golgi, lysosomal biology or mitochondrial pathobiology.

Requirements: A PhD in cellular and molecular neuroscience, or a related field, along with research experience in several of the following areas: live imaging of axonal or dendritic transport, iPSCs-derived neurons, protein aggregates and autophagy, viral transduction of neurons. History of first author publication(s) with excellent written and oral communication skills are desired.

Interested applicants should submit: (1) a cover letter with brief summary of research interests and career plans, (2) a complete curriculum vitae, (3) the earliest date when you would be available to start, and (4) the contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled.

Application materials should be emailed to Charleen Chu, MD, PhD (

I am committed to the individualized career development of all team members, from undergraduate and graduate students to post-doctoral fellows, physician researchers and junior faculty. Set in the confluence of three rivers, the city of Pittsburgh is one of America’s most livable cities, rich in culture, history, technology and medicine with world-class restaurants, abundant opportunities for outdoor recreation and an affordable cost of living.

The University of Pittsburgh, founded in 1787, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity, and diversity.

Join an interdisciplinary laboratory ( at the University of Pittsburgh with a proven track record of transitioning post-doctoral trainees to successful careers in academia and industry.



Internationally recognized for basic and biomedical research and education, the University of Pittsburgh boasts a vibrant and diverse environment with numerous opportunities for career growth and professional development. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity.

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