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Postdoctoral Training Opportunity – The Laboratory of Translational Neurobiology in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

The research at the Laboratory of Translational Neurobiology is aimed at understanding the mechanistic 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 manipulations (i.e., transgenic models and viral-vector mediated gene transfer), biochemical techniques (i.e. Western blotting, immunohistochemistry, chromatin immunoprecipitation, and RT-qPCR), and bioinformatics (i.e. RNA-seq, CUT/RUN, proteomics). The laboratory has excellent molecular and cellular biochemical and morphological measurement capabilities. 

Northwestern University is one of the top-ranked universities in the country with a highly interactive scientific environment. The Feinberg School of Medicine is known for its innovative teaching and pioneering research and is located in downtown Chicago. 


PhD by the start date of this postdoctoral position. PhD should be in Neuroscience, Pharmacology, Psychology, or a related discipline. 

Preferred candidates will: 

  • Have experience with transgenic mouse models, behavioral assessment, molecular biology/biochemistry techniques. 
  • Have a background in translational research, and a strong track record of peer-reviewed publications.
  • Be self-motivated, and be able to conduct independent research in a collaborative and supportive research environment.

Interested candidates should e-mail a single PDF with the following to Dr. Hongxin Dong at

  • A cover letter briefly describing their research interests and qualifications,
  • A curriculum vitae,
  • And the names and contact information for three references.

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