Postdoctoral Positions: Cell biology / Advanced Microscopy / Animal Models


The University of Chicago


Chicago, Illinois

Principal Investigator

Gopal Thinakaran


Interested applicants should send a CV, statement of research interest, and the names of three referees to


Two NIH-funded postdoctoral positions are available immediately for highly motivated individuals to participate in Alzheimer's disease research. Successful candidates will investigate cellular and molecular mechanisms of pathogenesis and disease-associated synaptic abnormalities using neuronal and oligodendrocyte cell cultures, as well as transgenic and knockout mouse models of BIN1, a major late-onset Alzheimer’s disease risk gene. 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.

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


Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. in a related field, and have a strong background in mouse models of neurodegenerative diseases, synaptic physiology, or advanced microscopy applications. Only candidates with previous experience in molecular pathogenesis in animal models, live-cell/super-resolution imaging, neuronal protein trafficking, or oligodendrocyte biology will be considered for these positions. Preference will be given to candidates with interdisciplinary training and a strong publication record.