Postdoctoral Training Program

Our postdoctoral training program prepares scholars to investigate the genetic, cellular, and biochemical mechanisms that underlie neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, tauopathies, and prion diseases. We train fellows to become independent investigators who are qualified to research these complex diseases using the most appropriate and modern methods. Our current research involves both basic and translational science— from molecular, cell, and structural biology to transgenic mouse models and drug discovery.


We are currently seeking exceptional postdoctoral fellows to work with us. Applicants should have completed or be close to completing a PhD, MD, or DVM and be highly motivated individuals with expertise in one or more of the following branches: neuroscience, molecular biology, synthetic chemistry, biophysics, cell biology, and/or animal behavior.

Read about our current fellows


If you are interested in a position, please apply online. You will be asked to attach the following materials as a single pdf:

  1. Your curriculum vitae
  2. A list of publications
  3. A brief statement of your research accomplishments and interests
  4. Contact information for three references


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