Postdoctoral Scholar in the Neurobiology of Neurological Disease

$53,760 - $60,780 yearly
  • University of Pittsburgh, Neurobiology Department
  • University of Pittsburgh, Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • Jul 21, 2021
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Job Description


The University of Pittsburgh seeks to fill a number of NIH NINDS T32-funded postdoctoral positions for training in the Neurobiology of Neurological Disease. A primary goal of this training program is to provide a crucial clinical component to the education of postdoctoral fellows. A second major goal is to ensure that trainees are provided with mentored research training to create a pathway to independence.

This T32 program is administered by the Department of Neurobiology and directed by Dr. Peter Strick, PhD, but represents a community-wide training program that includes faculty from basic science and clinical departments throughout the University.

Prior to application, applicants must select and obtain acceptance from a research mentor chosen from the list of members of the Center for Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh (CNUP) ( ) who are engaged in NINDS-funded research.

Preferred and Required Qualifications

Successful applicants must have a PhD in Neuroscience, Biology, Molecular Biology, Pharmacology, Physiology, Bioengineering, or a related field.  A list of current and former T32 trainees can be found at: .

In order to be eligible for NIH NINDS T32 funding, applicants must be either US Citizens or Permanent Residents.

While preference will be given to junior postdoctoral applicants, more experienced postdoctoral researchers will also be considered, especially if they are: a) working on highly innovative projects; b) working on projects that require extended time and effort for completion; or c) training in new fields or specialties.

Application Details

To apply for T32 support see: Please email the following in PDF format to the Program Administrative Assistant, Melissa Lepore ( ):

  • Curriculum vitae.
  • A summary of your research accomplishments and a description of your research plans (2-3 pages).
  • A summary of your relevant coursework (1-2 pages).
  • A statement of your long-term career objectives (1-2 pages)
  • A statement describing the relevance of your background and training to Neurological Disease Research (1-2 pages).
  • A letter of nomination from the faculty sponsor which includes a brief statement of the proposed research project.
  • Three letters of recommendation.


Please contact Melissa Lepore (  412-648-9538) with any questions about the application process or for further details about the training program.

Application deadline: September 15, 2021. After initial review of applications, some applicants will be asked to schedule interviews with members of the T32 Executive Faculty Committee.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity, EOE, including disability/vets.




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Application Deadline

September 15, 2021