Postdoctoral Fellow


Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School


Boston, Massachusetts

Principal Investigator

Clemens R. Scherzer


Qualified applicants should email a CV, a reprint of their most significant publication, one or two letters of recommendation from direct supervisors or Ph.D. advisors, visa needs, as well as contact information for three references (including phone numbers; and preferably including the most recent direct supervisor) to Dr. Scherzer, email


Instead of relying on symptoms, the Scherzer lab is developing a genome-inspired, big data-driven precision neurology. We apply integrative genomics approaches to human Parkinson’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases to discover disease genes, drug targets, and molecular biomarkers. We integrate large-scale expression analyses and genetic analyses in human tissues and cells and mechanistic validation. Check for more information on the translational mission, exciting technologies, and research projects ongoing in our lab.


The lab is looking for an exceptional postdoctoral fellow dedicated to transforming Parkinson’s disease biomedicine and to a career in neuroscience research. We are looking for an experienced, highly motivated, independent, full-time postdoctoral research fellow with genetics, molecular biology, or neuroscience background. Experience in iPSC technology and gene editing is advantageous. Experience with basic molecular techniques is expected. Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. in these or related field is required. Prior first-author publication and documented excellent English writing skills are required.

A two-year commitment is required. Start: as soon as possible.

Salary will be commensurate with experience.