Postdoctoral Scholar


The University of Chicago


Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.

Principal Investigator

Gopal Thinakaran


Interested applicants should send their CV, statement of research interest, and the names of three references.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

Prof. Gopal Thinakaran
Department of Neurobiology
The University of Chicago
Knapp R212, 924 East 57th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
Fax:  773-834-3808
Lab website:


Alzheimer's Disease: Cell and molecular biology / live-cell imaging

An NIH-funded postdoctoral position is available immediately to a highly motivated individual to participate in Alzheimer's disease research. Our lab is interested in the molecular and cellular mechanisms of Alzheimer's disease pathogenesis. We investigate Alzheimer’s disease-related protein processing, trafficking, signaling, and associated synaptic abnormalities using neuronal cell culture and transgenic/knock-in/knockout animal models. Our recent studies focused on dynamic trafficking of BACE1 by live-cell imaging:

Buggia-Prévot et al. Cell Reports 5(6):1552-63, 2013; Buggia-Prévot et al. Molecular Neurodegeneration 9(1):1, 2014.

The position is available for up to three years.


Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or MD. Ph.D. in a related field, and have a strong background in molecular and cellular biology, neurobiology, or animal models. Only candidates with previous experience in live-cell imaging, neuronal protein trafficking, or mouse models of Alzheimer’s disease will be considered for this position.

Successful applicants will have the opportunity to work in a dynamic environment and train with experienced molecular, cellular, and developmental neuroscientists investigating various aspects of the nervous system function and dysfunction.