Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (JHUSOM), JHU

Postdoctoral positions in Parkinson’s disease and Stroke

Institute for Cell Engineering

Baltimore, MD, United States

The laboratory of Drs. Ted and Valina Dawson seek applications for positions to study Parkinson’s disease and stroke using novel technologies developed in the Dawson lab. 


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, 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)   Positions open to study basic mechanisms of Parkinson’s disease, stroke and cell death. Expertise in protein translation, ubiquitination, or poly(ADP-ribose) biology is preferred.

4)   Positions open in structural biology. Expertise in protein biochemistry and protein crystallization or cryo-EM is preferred.


Applicants should submit their CV, a letter outlining interest and motivations and names and contact information of three references to tdawson@jhmi.edu or vdawson@jhmi.edu


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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Postdoctoral positions in Parkinson’s disease and Stroke