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Postdoctoral Training Opportunity – Biology and Pathology of Upper Motor Neurons

A postdoctoral researcher is needed for a neuroscience lab at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Neurology. The Ozdinler Lab  focuses on biology and pathology with the aim of developing effective treatment strategies for upper motor neuron diseases. The overall goal of the lab is to reveal the underlying causes of upper motor neuron vulnerability in diseases such as ALS, HSP, PLS, and to develop effective treatments and strategies.

The postdoctoral fellow is expected to have an understanding of neurobiology, neuroscience, and an appreciation for selective neuronal vulnerability. The applicant will be exposed to a vibrant learning environment and will have numerous opportunities to improve skills and to apply for various grants. The applicant is expected to have previous exposure and knowledge of molecular biology, gene editing, electrophysiology, large data management skills, and cell-based in vivo and in vitro assays. The applicant must have a PhD in Cell Biology or Neuroscience.

Interested Candidates should e-mail a single PDF with a cover letter briefly describing their research interests and qualifications, a curriculum vitae, as well as the names and contact information for three references to Hande Ozdinler, PhD at with a Subject Title “Postdoc application to the Ozdinler Lab.”

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.