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Postdoctoral position

Department of Neuroscience, Washington University School of Medicine
Saint Louis, Missouri
Salary commensurate with experience
Closing date
Nov 25, 2022

Multiple postdoctoral positions available to study sleep, cognition, development, intellectual disabilities, glial biology, neural repair and more

As we expand into a new, purpose-built neuroscience research building—one of the largest of its kind in the US—the Department of Neuroscience at Washington University School of Medicine offers exciting opportunities for postdoctoral training. We invite scholars to review our open positions for projects aligned with their research interests: Our faculty are dedicated to supporting postdocs’ career growth and the institutional resources and collaborative spirit of the broader WashU neuroscience community ensure that our trainees go on to build successful careers in science.


Some of the current opportunities for postdoctoral research include:

  • higher cognitive functions related to complex internal states
  • decision making
  • learning and memory
  • sensory processing
  • sleep
  • locomotion
  • neuromodulation
  • axon regeneration
  • activity-dependent development
  • synapse formation
  • adult neurogenesis
  • astrocyte biology
  • genetics of neurodegenerative diseases


For the most up-to-date opportunities, visit, or reach out to faculty to inquire about openings:


The Department of Neuroscience is part of a broader ecosystem of neuroscience research at the School of Medicine, where we thrive on cross-departmental collaboration. Postdocs are highly valued members of this community and are given opportunities to lead, to pursue independent opportunities, and to form a supportive network of colleagues. They also have access to comprehensive research resources, including cellular imaging, genome editing services, high performance computing, and animal husbandry. We are proud of the successes our postdoctoral researchers go on to achieve; see some of our alumni here.


The Department of Neuroscience is fortunate to call St. Louis our home. This vibrant city of world-class restaurants, gorgeous parks, and enriching cultural activities makes for a high quality of life—and all at an affordable cost of living. Learn more about life in the Gateway City and why Time magazine called it one of the world’s greatest places in 2021:

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