Postdoctoral Researcher Position in Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Alzheimer’s Disease


Northwestern University


Chicago, Illinois

Principal Investigator

Robert Vassar


Please send an email with a brief description of research experience and interests, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to Katherine Sadleir, research assistant in the Vassar Lab, Include Postdoctoral Position in the subject line.


A postdoctoral researcher position is available immediately at the Feinberg School of Medicine in the laboratory of Robert Vassar, professor of neurology. The postdoctoral research project will involve investigations of molecular and cellular mechanisms of Alzheimer’s disease pathogenesis. Salary will be commensurate with experience, based on the NIH scale. Northwestern University has a variety of attractive benefits, including health, dental, vision, and retirement plans.  

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States. 


Applicants should have a Ph.D. in a field of the life sciences and/or M.D. degree. Preference will be given to individuals working in the neuroscience field and with expertise in current molecular and cellular techniques, including recombinant DNA technologies, RNA and protein analysis, cell culture, histology, and confocal microscopy. Familiarity with genetic mouse models is preferred. Experience with manuscript writing and preparation is necessary.