Postdoctoral Positions | Single-Cell Studies in Neurodegeneration


Stanford University


Palo Alto, California

Principal Investigator

Inma Cobos


To apply, please send by email a CV, a brief statement of your skills and research interests, the questions you would be interested in pursuing, and the names and contact information of three references to


The laboratory of Inma Cobos at Stanford University is recruiting enthusiastic and motivated postdoctoral researchers to study neurodegenerative disorders. Current work focuses on using single-cell technology to understand selective cell vulnerability in human brains with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and investigate the cellular and molecular mechanisms of tau-mediated neurodegeneration. Learn more at

The new lab at Stanford seeks applicants with diverse backgrounds to: 1) Generate and analyze single-cell -omics data from human brains with neurodegenerative diseases, 2) perform spatial transcriptomics in human brains with neurodegenerative diseases, 3) study cellular and molecular mechanisms of neurodegeneration using human stem cells, and 4) develop new methods to study neurodegeneration at single-cell resolution. Candidates with expertise in any of the following areas are particularly encouraged to apply:

  • Computational biology
  • Single-cell transcriptomics
  • Cell biology and molecular biology
  • iPSC technology
  • Histology, neuroanatomy and image data analysis

These positions are funded by the NIH-NIA and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, (CZI) Neurodegeneration Challenge Network.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford also welcomes applications from others who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and clinical missions.


  • Ph.D. or equivalent degree in neuroscience, molecular or cellular biology, computational biology, or a closely related field.
  • Creativity, self-motivation, strong analytical skills, and record of high productivity.
  • Excellent communication, teamwork, and project management skills.
  • Keen interest in neuroscience and neurodegeneration.