Postdoctoral Research Fellow


Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine Wake Forest School of Medicine


Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Principal Investigator

Tao Ma


Candidates should electronically submit a CV, a brief statement of current research, and contact information of three references to AA/EOE.


A full-time, NIH-funded postdoctoral research fellow position is available to study molecular mechanisms underlying learning and memory disorders, with a particular focus on Alzheimer’s disease and other aging-related cognitive syndromes. Examples of representative published work include: Beckelman et al., 2016; Yang et al., 2016; Ma et al., 2013; Ma et al., 2012.


The successful candidate should be a highly-motivated researcher with a Ph.D. or equivalent degree. Strong research background in at least one of the three following areas is required: 1) stereotaxic injection/surgery for gene or drug delivery in rodent brains; 2) two-photon microscopy/imaging and electrophysiology in rodents; 3) slice electrophysiology in rodents. Experience with transgenic animal models and behavioral assays are desirable but not required.