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Postdoctoral Research Opportunity – Laboratory of Translational Neurobiology

The Laboratory of Translational Neurobiology in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine is seeking a postdoctoral fellow in an NIH-funded position. There is a potential of five years of funding for this candidate.

Northwestern University is one of the top-ranked universities in the country with a highly interactive scientific environment. The Feinberg School of Medicine known for its innovative teaching and pioneering research is in the heart of Chicago downtown. The Laboratory of Translational Neurobiology has excellent molecular and cellular biochemical and morphological measurement capabilities.

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. Our 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), and bioinformatic analyses (RNA-seq, CUT/RUN, proteomics). 

Candidates should have a PhD in neuroscience, pharmacology, psychology, or another related discipline, be able to work independently and be highly motivated.

Salary and benefits are competitive. Please email Professor Hongxin Dong, MD, PhD ( if interested. 

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.