Postdoctoral Position – Cell Biology/Neurodegenerative Diseases


National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NIH


Bethesda, Maryland

Principal Investigator

Michael Ward


Interested candidates should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, bibliography, and contact information of three references to: Michael Ward,


A postdoctoral position in cell biology and neurodegenerative diseases is available in the lab of Michael Ward. The Ward lab utilizes human iPSC-derived neurons to study basic mechanisms of neurodegeneration. By combining forward genetics, proteomics, and molecular/biochemical techniques, the lab’s researchers seek to identify converging disease pathways that underlie inherited neurodegenerative diseases. In parallel, they pursue complimentary drug discovery approaches using ultra-high-content small molecule screens with colleagues in the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS).

Disclaimers: Salary, benefits, and travel opportunities (if applicable) will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. DHHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers. The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.


Candidates should have a Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent degree, less than four years of postdoctoral experience, and expertise in cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, and microscopy. Additional skills in bioinformatics, programming, and/or stem cell biology are preferred. Candidates should have excellent writing and communication skills, and an outstanding publication record.