Animal Pharmacology Postdoctoral Fellowship


Johns Hopkins University


Baltimore, Maryland

Principal Investigator

Barbara Slusher



Barbara Slusher, professor and director of Johns Hopkins Drug Discovery (JHDD), is seeking a skilled and motivated postdoctoral fellow with experience in rodent pharmacology and behavior testing; specific experience with Alzheimer’s disease models is a plus. The individual selected for this position will be responsible for the behavioral, biochemical, and histological evaluation of novel drugs in rodent models of neurological disease, with a focus on Alzheimer’s disease. He/she will be expected to analyze, interpret, and present data, as well as contribute to manuscript and grant writing efforts.

Johns Hopkins Drug Discovery (JHDD) will provide a dynamic team-oriented translational research environment with outstanding mentorship and collaborations with medicinal chemists, drug metabolism and pharmacokinetic experts, biochemists, cell biologists and pharmacologist/toxicologists, in addition to interactions with several pharma industry partners.


  • A doctorate in pharmacology, neuroscience, cell biology, or related field.
  • Expertise in rodent handling and behavior testing, histology, immunocytochemistry, biochemistry, and cell culture.
  • Experience with rodent models of Alzheimer’s disease is preferred.
  • Ability to perform effectively in a team environment.
  • Good oral communication and writing skills.