Postdoctoral Research Fellows: Selective Autophagy in Neurodegeneration


Mayo Clinic


Jacksonville, Florida

Principal Investigator

Wolfdieter Springer


Qualified candidates should provide a letter stating research experiences and interests, CV, and contact details of three references to Wolfdieter Springer,


The fellows will perform functional research investigating the roles of selective autophagy pathways in aging and neurodegenerative diseases. Toward a better understanding of the biology that will bridge the gap between genetics and neuropathology, the lab employs a multidisciplinary approach, using clinical and pathological specimens together with novel genome-engineered neuronal models and implement molecular, structural, and biochemical studies along with state-of-the-art imaging of cells and tissues. The fellows will obtain training in various disciplines and will participate in the discovery of pathomechanisms and the development of novel biomarkers and disease-modifying therapeutic options. For an overview of the research and laboratory, visit



Recent Ph.D. in cell biology, structural biology, biochemistry or neuroscience. Preference will be given to ambitious, motivated applicants with a track record of peer-reviewed publications and a career interest in neurodegenerative diseases.