Job ID: 80861

Research Associate/Postdoctoral Position

Position: Post-doctoral Position

Deadline: 30 June 2022

Employment Start Date: 1 July 2022

Contract Length: 12 month initial and extended afterwards

City: Chicago

Country: United States

Institution: Northwestern University

Department: Neuroscience


A research position (open rank) is available immediately to join the laboratory of Dr. D. James Surmeier and an interdisciplinary, NIH-funded group studying neuromodulation of striatal microcircuitry and its contribution to the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. The Surmeier lab is using a variety of approaches to conduct rigorous, high impact work in this area. Applicants should have expertise with electrophysiological approaches, preferably in ex vivo brain preparations. There will be the opportunity to train in complementary methods, including gene therapy, optogenetics, chemogenetics, and two photon imaging.

The Surmeier lab is located on the Chicago campus of Northwestern University (USA), which is situated in a vibrant international community near Lake Michigan and downtown Chicago. Please send a curriculum vitae and contact information for two or more references to Dr. D. James Surmeier, Ph.D. at

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.