Postdoctoral Positions in Neurodegeneration in the Institute for Cell Engineering

The Johns Hopkins University Institute for Cell Engineering

Baltimore, MD

ID: 7058377
Posted: July 12, 2019
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The Neuroregeneration and Stem Programs have several open postdoctoral positions. Positions are open in Drs. T. Dawson, V. Dawson, X. Mao and T.-I. Kam’s labs. Please see for participating faculty and recent publications.

We are seeking highly motivated candidates with a PhD or MD/PhD degree in the fields of neuroscience, stem cell biology, molecular biology, cell biology, neurology, neuroimmunology, structural biology, bioinformatics or biochemistry. Required is a demonstrated record of achievements and publications. Candidates are expected to have a strong work ethic, excellent organizational and communication skills and critical thinking abilities. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Positions currently open

1) Positions open to study the neurocircuitry of Parkinson’s disease. Candidates should have a background in neuroscience or neurology. Candidates with experience using viral vectors, optogenetics, stereotaxic surgery, RNAseq, single-cell seq, and microscopy are preferred.
2) Positions open in the study of stem cells in Parkinson’s disease, stroke and cell death. Candidates must have experience in the culture and analysis of ES and/or iPS cells.
3) Position open in structural biology. Expertise in protein biochemistry and protein crystallization or cryo-EM is preferred.
4) Positions open to study the effect of the immune system on neurodegeneration. Expertise in neuroinflammation, receptor-related cell biology, and gene-editing is preferred.
5) Positions open to study α-synuclein strains and prion-like cell-to-cell transmission. Expertise in cell biology, protein biochemistry, molecular biology, animal models and use of viral vectors, stereotaxic surgery, and microscopy are preferred.

Applicants should submit their CV, a letter outlining interest and motivation and names and contact information of three references to

All employment decisions shall be consistent with the principle of equal employment opportunity, and only job-related qualifications will be required.


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