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Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Job Summary

Northwestern University has an opening for one postdoctoral position in the Laboratory of Translational Neurobiology at the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in the Feinberg School of Medicine. The research in the laboratory is aimed at understating the mechanisms underlying the interactions between genetic, epigenetic, and environmental influences on the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease. The lab's research approaches include behavioral paradigms of learning and memory, genetic approaches (i.e. transgenic models and viral-vector mediated gene transfer), and biochemical techniques (i.e. Western blotting, immunohistochemistry, chromatin immunoprecipitation, and qPCR). Further information about the ongoing projects in the laboratory is available on their website.


  • Conduct NIH funding experiments including molecular genetics and biochemical analyses and behavioral tests
  • Help oversee the Translational Neurobiological Lab including the maintain the supplies, equipment and ordering if necessary
  • Help write and contribute to publications resulting from research done in the lab
  • Help writing grants as a co-PI for NIH funding

Minimum Qualifications

  • Candidates should have a PhD in Neuroscience, Pharmacology, Psychology or related discipline.

Minimum Competencies

  • Be able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Be highly motivated

Preferred Competencies

  • Experience with transgenic mouse models, behavioral assessment, molecular biology/biochemistry techniques.
  • Background in translational research, and a strong track record of peer-reviewed

Interested Candidates should send a cover letter, CV/Resume, and list of 3 references (including email and phone numbers) to Karen Batres (assistant to Dr. Hongxin Dong) at

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, underrepresented racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.