Postdoctoral Fellow


Wake Forest University Health Sciences


Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Principal Investigator

Carol Shively


Applicants should submit via email a letter of interest outlining experience and research goals, as well as a CV and the names and complete contact information of three references to: Carol A. Shively, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Pathology/Comparative Medicine Leader, WF-ADRC NHP Service Line Wake Forest School of Medicine Medical Center Boulevard/Winston-Salem, NC 27157


A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Carol Shively in the Department of Pathology, Section on Comparative Medicine, at Wake Forest School of Medicine to study social and biological factors that affect age-related changes in behavior and neurobiology in nonhuman primates (NHPs).

The fellow will work with a multidisciplinary team on the development of an NHP model of social and dietary factors that promote neuropathologic changes characteristic of Alzheimer’s disease, and determine functional correlates.

The fellow also will be encouraged to make use of extensive NHP data, tissue, and imaging repositories that provide a rich source of research projects ready for analysis and publication.

This staff position is available for up to three years. Compensation will follow NIH postdoctoral stipend levels and includes benefits. 


Candidates must have a Ph.D. in the social or biological sciences. Requirements include outstanding skills in data analysis, written and oral communication, and the ability to work both independently and in a multidisciplinary team-oriented environment. Candidates with experience in NHP behavior and neurobiology are particularly encouraged to apply.