Postdoctoral Research Associate


University of Illinois at Chicago


Chicago, Illinois

Principal Investigator

Mary Jo LaDu


To be considered, applications must be received by Monday, August 13, 2019.

Please send curriculum vitae directly to, with a brief description of research interests, particularly as they relate to the overall goals of the lab.


Alzheimer’s disease research effort focused on developing apolipoprotein E (ApoE) as a therapeutic target and biomarker. Excellent opportunity for motivated candidates to work on newly funded mechanistic biomarker and drug-discovery efforts.

A postdoctoral research position is available in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The postdoctoral research associate can be involved in several funded and contractual projects, such as a recently funded project investigating the interaction between estrogen therapy and apolipoprotein E4 in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) in a novel female mouse model of AD (EFAD) and a second project focused on validating a novel mechanistic biomarker for AD in human plasma.

Additional preclinical projects in collaboration with industrial partners are ongoing.


Only candidates with the following minimum qualifications/experience will be considered:

1. Knowledge of neurodegenerative diseases.

2. Education/experience a variety of techniques:

           a. In vitro cell culture, for screening compounds, primary cell co-cultures;

           b. Biochemistry;

           c. Cell biology;

           d. Advanced imaging;

           e. Preclinical study design.

3. Scholarly activity as evidenced by manuscripts published in peer-reviewed journals and conference presentations.

4. Experience with grant writing and submitting grants.

Competitive candidates will have strong research interests in line with the lab's work, excel working in a fast-paced laboratory environment, and have skills to manage research technicians and undergraduate research assistants.

Exceptional candidates will be innovative, dedicated, and team-oriented.

Ph.D. required; Preferably recent graduates (salary based on NIH scale for years postdoctorate).