Company:  Confidential

Job Title: Postdoctoral positions in axon degeneration research in Columbus, USA

Job Number: 66619

Location: Columbus, US

Job Description

The Beirowski lab at The Ohio State University, Wexner Medical Center, Department of Neurology & Neuroscience Research Institute is inviting applications for 2 postdoctoral positions in multidisciplinary neurodegeneration research. The National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded positions are immediately available and come with full fringe benefits (salary according to NIH guidelines and commensurate with experience, starting annual salary currently ~$55,000). Start date is flexible.


The Beirowski lab has a unique focus on axon-glia interactions and tackles the question as to how glial metabolism regulates axon integrity (e.g., Nature Neuroscience, PMID 32807950; Nature Neuroscience, PMID 25195104; PNAS, PMID 28484008). For more information visit the lab website: Examples for current projects are in vivo and in vitro mechanistic studies on how metabolic perturbations in oligodendrocytes result in compromised axon integrity, and research on metabolic adaptations in Schwann cells/oligodendrocytes that support the survival of injured axons. Applicants should have demonstrated outstanding performance throughout their previous studies with their own high-quality publications. The successful candidate should hold a PhD in biomedical sciences, ideally with less than 3 years of prior post-doctoral experience, be highly motivated, and show good communication skills. Strong language and writing skills are important.


Interested candidates should send their inquiries or applications (cover letter explaining motivation and including a brief statement of research interests, CV, publication list, as well as names and contact details of 3 professional referees) directly to Dr. Beirowski at the provided email address.



The Wexner Medical Center at The Ohio State University has been consistently ranked as one of the best hospitals in the United States. The departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery have been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top programs in America. In 2021, the Department was ranked #28 in the nation and the #1 neurology and neurosurgery program in the Columbus area.

The Ohio State University, commonly called Ohio State or OSU, is a public land-grant research university in Columbus, Ohio. A member of the University System of Ohio, it has been ranked by major institutional rankings among the best public universities in the United States.


Columbus is one of the nation’s fastest-growing large metropolitan areas and the fastest in the Midwest, according to the latest population estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau. In 2022, the city of Columbus has been ranked fourth in the world when it comes to the quality of life ( NUMBEO ranked 227 cities and scored them based on purchasing power, safety, health care, cost of living, property prices to income ratio, traffic commute time, pollution, and climate.

Application Deadline: 2024-03-28


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