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Pathophysiological Studies of Lewy Body Dementia

National Institute on Aging, Bethesda, MD and surrounding area

Position Description:

Postdoctoral fellow position is available in Dr. Huaibin Cai’s laboratory in the Transgenics Section of the Laboratory of Neurogenetics at the National Institute on Aging (NIA), a major research component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) located in Bethesda, Maryland. Dr. Cai’s research focuses on understanding the molecular and pathophysiological mechanisms of Parkinson’s disease and related disorders. The recruits will have the opportunity to learn the state-of-the-art fiber photometry, miniScope, 2-photon microscope, optogenetics, and chemogenetics techniques; and conduct independent research on the cell-type and circuit mechanisms of Lewy body dementia using various mouse models.


Applicants must have received a Ph.D. within the last 3 years, have abilities to conduct independent research and work cooperatively with other scientists. Applicant will work in an exciting and collegial environment with the opportunities to interact closely with a number of other groups with related research interests and specialized techniques. The position will be funded for up to 5 years with a competitive postdoctoral salary including health benefits for the family.

To Apply:

Interested applicants should send curriculum vitae, one page of research statement and contact information of three references by email to: Dr. Huaibin Cai (, Senior Investigator, National Institute on Aging/Transgenics Section, Building 35, Room 1A112, 35 Convent Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892-3707. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs and encourages the application and nomination of qualified women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities.