ASN * American Society for Neurochemistry
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The Job Posting section of the ASN website is available for academic positions at the following rates:

   • ASN Members – Free
   • Non-Members - $300
   • Job Placement Companies - $500

Note: Postings will be removed after 6 Months.

POSTED: June 23, 2021
Detailed Job Description
Job Title Postdoctoral position in neurodevelopment, lipid metabolism
Department Cellular Therapies and Stem Cell Biology
Institution or Company Sanford Research
Application Deadline July 1st, 2021
Position Start Date August 1st, 2021
Job Categories Postdoctoral fellow
Academic Field(s) Developmental biology, lipid metabolism, neuroscience
Job Description

The laboratory of Dr. Kevin Francis at Sanford Research is accepting applications for a postdoctoral position which will be available beginning August 2021. The applicant's projects will broadly define the cellular and functional consequences of lipid metabolism on stem cell fate and cellular function, with an emphasis on applications to rare diseases resulting from defects in lipid metabolism. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to utilize a wide range of experimental approaches, including two-dimensional and organoid-based human iPSC models, multielectrode array recordings, single cell RNA sequencing, CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing, transgenic mouse models, high content drug screens, and live-cell imaging studies to answer novel questions regarding the role of specific lipid species on differentiation, cellular signaling, and cell function. Candidates with expertise in human ES/iPSC models, lipid metabolism and/or cell biology are particularly encouraged to apply. Experience with in vivo rodent models, genome editing or neurobiology is also desirable.

Sanford Research in Sioux Falls, SD fosters a dynamic and collegial work environment with both basic and clinical research programs. Excellent laboratory space, facilities, and state-of-the art equipment are available on-site. Collaborative relationships with other leading research and clinical institutions, such as Sanford-Burnham-Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, Mayo Clinic, University of Illinois at Chicago, and the NIH intramural program are also established.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter describing their interest in the position and their long-term career goals, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references to Dr. Kevin Francis (

Salary Competitive
Requirements PhD, MD, or MD/PhD degree in a health or life science field with a history of publications and relevant research experience.  Candidates must have received their terminal degree no more than one year prior to their start date. Successful candidates are expected to be self-motivated and capable of working both independently and collaboratively.  Skills in independent experimental design, data analysis and interpretation, communication and writing are essential.  Candidates will also assist in the completion of grant applications, write technical summaries and co-author articles for publication, prepare and make formal presentations of research results, and be able to work under broad direction of principal investigator.
EEO/AA Policy Sanford Research is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Contact Information
Contact person Kevin Francis, Ph.D.
Address 2301 E 60th St N
City, State & Zip Code Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Country United States


POSTED: May 26, 2021
Detailed Job Description
Job Title Research Track Assistant Professor
Department Perelman School of Medicine - Neurosurgery
Institution or Company University of Pennsylvania
Application Deadline Apr 29, 2023 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time
Position Start Date  
Job Categories specializing in preclinical traumatic brain injury and regenerative medicine research
Academic Field(s) Neurosurgery
Job Description

The Philadelphia VA Medical Center (PVAMC) and the Department of Neurosurgery at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania seek candidates for an Assistant Professor position in the non-tenure research track. Expertise is required in the specific area of traumatic brain injury and regenerative therapies, including preclinical modeling of closed-head diffuse brain injury in swine, neurocritical care and multi-modal neuromonitoring in swine, modeling disorders of consciousness, tissue engineering, and astrocyte biology. Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree.

Research or scholarship responsibilities may include conception, design, funding acquisition, project management and publishing the results of brain injury and tissue engineering projects, with hands-on participation as necessary.


Applicant must have at least 4 years of relevant postdoctoral experience and must have a record of independent extramural funding to cover majority of salary and research funds at time of hire.

We seek candidates who embrace and reflect diversity in the broadest sense. The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/women/individuals with disabilities/protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

EEO/AA Policy

The PVAMC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Selection will be made without discrimination for any reasons such as race, color, religion, sex, national origin, politics, marital status, physical handicap, age or membership or non-membership in an employee organization.

The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class.
Questions or concerns about this should be directed to the Executive Director of the and Equal Opportunity Programs,
University of Pennsylvania, 421 Franklin Building, 3451 Walnut Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6205; or (215) 898-6993 (Voice) or (215) 898-7803 (TDD).

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POSTED: March 16, 2021
Detailed Job Description
Job Title Collegiate Faculty (Open Rank)
Department School of Neuroscience
Institution or Company Virginia Tech
Application Deadline Open Until Filled
Position Start Date Immediately
Job Categories Neuroscience, Behavioral, Cognitive, Experimental, Clinical
Academic Field(s) Neuroscience
Job Description

A bold and innovative initiative, the Virginia Tech School of Neuroscience was launched six years ago to globally recruit outstanding students interested in obtaining a degree in Neuroscience. Virginia Tech has rapidly become a destination university for the nation's best students interested in the discipline, having grown to over 800 undergraduate students today. Our Neuroscience Ph.D. program, approved in 2020, will launch in Fall 2021. The School offers a unique interdisciplinary curriculum spanning multiple disciplines and colleges. The broad curriculum offers traditional courses in Cellular and Molecular, Cognitive, and Experimental Neuroscience; advanced disciplinary courses including Neuroimmunology, Neurogenetics, Computational Neuroscience, and Neuroendocrinology; and innovative electives courses such as Language and Communication Disorders, Clinical Neuroscience, Neuroeconomics, Neuroscience and Society, and Artificial Intelligence.

The Collegiate Faculty track is a non-tenure track with ranks at the Assistant, Associate, and Full Collegiate Professor levels. This rank offers a clear path to promotion with increasingly longer contracts and promotion criteria clearly defined by the School of Neuroscience, College of Science, and university guidelines. Collegiate faculty participate in all four missions of the School: education, scholarship, service, and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. The successful collegiate faculty candidate will have a primary commitment to the School's instructional mission. The focus is on the delivery of undergraduate education with the potential to contribute to graduate education. A substantial portion of this position will be dedicated to the delivery of core courses in the School’s undergraduate curriculum, including courses such as Introduction to Neuroscience, Cell and Molecular Neuroscience, and Diseases of the Nervous System, as well as the opportunity to develop unique courses based on the applicant's specific areas of expertise. Scholarship will include producing pedagogical innovations, scholarship of teaching and learning, or disciplinary research independently or as part of an existing research team at Virginia Tech.

Applicants for this position must have a Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Cellular and Molecular Biology, or a related field and experience teaching in higher education, preferably at the undergraduate level. The search committee will consider applicants across career stages and the rank of the successful candidate will be commensurate with experience.
Salary Commensurate with Experience
  • Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Cellular and Molecular Biology, or a closely related field;
  • Postdoctoral experience;
  • Record of significant research accomplishments, e.g., publications;
  • Record of independent teaching and course management.
  • Ability to contribute to the School of Neuroscience's teaching mission, at both undergraduate and graduate levels;
EEO/AA Policy

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Jonathan Hedrick at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event

Contact Information
Contact person Michael Fox
Address 210 Drillfield Drive (0719),Sandy Hall 212
Blacksburg, VA 24061
City, State & Zip Code Blacksburg, VA, 24060
Country USA
Phone 540-231-2770


POSTED: January 14, 2021
Detailed Job Description
Job Title Postdoctoral Associate
Department Physiology and Cell Biology
Institution or Company School of Medicine, University of Nevada Reno
Application Deadline February 15, 2021
Position Start Date March 1, 2021
Job Categories Postdoc – 3 years
Academic Field(s) Neuroscience, Cell biology, Biochemistry
Job Description The Notterpek laboratory investigates how the loss of glial insulation around axons, called myelin, contributes to the pathogenesis of hereditary and age-related neural disorders. Recent studies also suggest an involvement of myelin damage in the underlying and painful symptoms of trigeminal neuralgia. Current research is focused on understanding the subcellular changes within neural cells that underlie the progressive nature of these disorders and normal aging-associated myelin degeneration. The fellow will take part is studies on the involvement of cholesterol and lipid metabolism in the pathogenesis of inherited demyelinating neuropathies. They will have opportunities to mentor undergraduate students and lead in the design and execution of in vitro and in vivo experiments, the collection and analysis of data, and preparation of manuscripts. Please see our latest publication on current work in the November 2020 issue of Glia (Zhou et al.).
Salary Commensurate with years of postdoctoral experience
Requirements Applicants must hold a doctoral degree in the field of neuroscience, pharmacology, or molecular and cell biology.
EEO/AA Policy  
Contact Information
Contact Lucia Notterpek
Address 1664 N Virginia Street
City, State & Zip Code Reno, Nevada 89557
Country USA
Phone (775)784-4060


POSTED: January 14, 2021
Detailed Job Description
Job Title Postdoctoral Associate
Department Biomedical Sciences
Institution or Company University of North Dakota / Medical School
Application Deadline Open
Position Start Date Immediately
Job Categories Researcher
Academic Field(s) Brain metabolism, angiogenesis, neuroscience, molecular biology, mass spectrometry
Job Description Characterization the biochemical (using mass spectrometry and molecular biology techniques) and morphological profiles associated with brain angiogenesis under hypoxia, and perform evaluations of novel genetically modified animals. The goal of the project is to test our novel mechanism for brain angiogenesis regulation under hypoxia. The long-term goal of the project is to identify a drug target to regulate brain angiogenesis as the recovery mechanism after brain injury after stroke, heart arrest, and other neurotraumatic injuries.
Salary From $48,000/year + faculty benefits including fully paid family insurance

A PhD in biomedical or chemical sciences (Biochemistry, Chemistry, Pharmacology, Biology, or related field) Knowledge and year hands on experience working with analytical techniques, such as: chemical characterization techniques including sample preparation and processing (extraction, purification), chromatography (GC, HPLC, TLC), spectroscopy, mass spectrometry.


Minimum 1 year hands on experience with molecular biology techniques (Western Blot, PCR, siRNA).

Minimum of one peer-reviewed journal publication.



EEO/AA Policy The University of North Dakota is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or other protected characteristic. Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants are invited to provide information regarding their gender, race and/or ethnicity, veteran’s status and disability status as part of the application process. This information will remain confidential and separate from your application.
Contact Information
Contact Mikhail Golovko
Address 1013 N Columbia Rd
City, State & Zip Code Grand Forks, ND, 58203
Country USA
Phone 701-777-2305