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Boston University POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE, School of Medicine, Anatomy & Neurobiology in BOSTON, Massachusetts

The Laboratory of Cognitive Neurobiology at Boston University School of Medicine is seeking applicants for the position of Post-doctoral Candidate. The position will involve working on projects related to our studies investigating the neurobiological bases of age-related cognitive decline and recovery of function after brain injury. The position will involve processing brain and spinal cord tissue with histological and molecular techniques and assisting with animal (rhesus monkeys) care and clinical procedures. Opportunities to teach graduate courses in neuroscience and anatomy are available to the candidate.


  • Prepare and section post-mortem brain and spinal cord tissue from non-human primates

  • Conduct immunohistochemical, biochemical and molecular analysis of brain and spinal cord tissue from rhesus monkeys.

  • Perform or assist in routine clinical procedures, blood processing and surgery preparation with rhesus monkeys.

Required Skills

PhD in neuroscience, neurobiology or a related scientific field is required. Experience working with animals and especially rhesus monkeys is essential.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Experience with some of the following is expected:

  • In situ labeling assays (Immunohistochemistry, RNAscope)

  • Basic molecular assays (RNA isolation, qPCR)

  • Basic biochemical assays (ELISA, Western Blot)

  • Tissue culture

  • Laboratory Animal Research

    Please note all newly hired staff and faculty will need to be in compliance with Boston University’s COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster Requirement ( within 30 days of date of hire. You must upload your vaccine documentation or request a medical or religious exemption ( instructions ( ). For further information on the University’s response to COVID-19, please visit the COVID-19 Resources ( site.

    We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Do not apply through the BU Website. Please forward resumes to Tara Moore (TLMOORE@BU.EDU).

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