Postdoctoral Scholar


University of South Florida


Tampa, Florida

Principal Investigator

Gopal Thinakaran


Interested applicants should send their CV, a statement of motivation/research interest, and the names of three referees to Prof. Gopal Thinakaran, Department of Molecular Medicine, Associate Director of Research, Neuroscience Institute, Associate Dean for Neuroscience Research, University of South Florida, 4001 E. Fletcher Ave | ALZ509, Tampa, IL 33613 E-mail:

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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, the link between AD and Type 2 diabetes, and AD-associated synaptic abnormalities using transgenic and knock-out mouse models as well as primary cultures.

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.


Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or MD./Ph.D. in a related field, and 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 of AD or T2D, 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.