Postdoctoral Fellow

LSU Health Sciences Center

New Orleans, LA

ID: 7050109 (Ref.No. 1954)
Posted: February 23, 2018
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

A postdoctoral fellow position is immediately available to study the mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI)-induced AD-like disease, in Dr. Chu Chen’s laboratory at LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, USA. Our current research projects focus on endocannabinoid signaling in synaptic plasticity and learning and memory as well as in neurodegenerative diseases. Dr. Chen’s laboratory employs a variety of approaches, including molecular biology, epigenetics, electrophysiological recordings, fluorescent and laser imaging, and behavioral tests, to determine molecular and epigenetic mechanisms underlying pathogenesis and neuropathology of AD and TBI-induced AD-like neuropathology (See our resent publications: Cell Reports, 2:1329-1339, 2012; Cell, 155:1154-1165, 2013, and Journal of Neuroscience, 34:14919-14933, 2014). The information on Dr. Chen’s research programs can be found at the website:
We are particularly interested in applicants with experience in patch-clamp recordings in brain slices, epigenetics, and bioinformatics. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Applicants should have a PhD and/or MD in neuroscience or related fields.

The LSU Health Sciences Center is near the heart of historic downtown New Orleans. The Neuroscience Center of Excellence is located in a modern building equipped with the state-of-the-art facilities.

Interested individuals should forward CV along with the names and email addresses of three references to: Dr. Chu Chen Ph. D. at

LSU Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer for females, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans

Contact Information:

Chu Chen
Neuroscience Center of Excellence
New Orleans,Louisiana
United States


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