Postdoctoral Researcher

Position Overview

The Zhao lab, a NGAAD (Neurobiology and Glycobiology of Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease) research group, at the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy ( is currently seeking a talented and motivated postdoctoral researcher interested in investigating brain resilience mechanisms against neurodegeneration and developing therapeutic approaches for sporadic Alzheimer’s disease. The KU School of Pharmacy, located in the heart of the beautiful and historic Lawrence campus, offers an excellent research environment, and has been consecutively ranked nationally among the top 10 in NIH funding since 2001. Moreover, the KU Alzheimer’s Disease Center (ADC), one of only 33 NIA-designated and funded ADCs in the US, provides additional substantial resources for the pursuit of excellence in AD research and care.

The postdoctoral researcher position is a limited term position, with an initial term of one year and possible renewal annually for subsequent years.

Job Description

90% - Design and Execution of Experiments
  • Performs research activities independently under the supervision of a faculty member
  • Generates research reports for preparation of publications or grant applications
  • Presents research findings at scientific conferences
10% Laboratory Management
  • Trains and supervises graduate and undergraduate students as needed
  • Assist in laboratory organization and record keeping
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

1. PhD in neuroscience, pharmacology, biochemistry, or a related field.
2. Extensive research experience in molecular and cellular biology.

NOTE: This is a limited term position. To be appointed at the Postdoctoral Researcher title, it is necessary to have the PhD in hand. Appointments made without a diploma or certified transcript indicating an earned doctorate are conditional hires and are appointed on an acting bases not to exceed six months. Upon verification of degree the appointment will be extended to its full duration.

Preferred Qualifications

1. Experience in neurodegeneration research.
2. Demonstrated productivity by publications or other evidence of scholarly achievement.

Additional Candidate Instructions

A complete application will include the following. Completion of the online application, cover letter including a brief description of past work and research interest, Curriculum Vitae and the names and contact information of three academic references.

Review of applications will begin on May 15, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. To ensure first consideration, please apply by May 14, 2023.

Contact Information to Applicants

Liqin Zhao

Advertised Salary Range

minimum 47,476.00 Commensurate with experience

Work Schedule

40 hours a week.

Application Review Begins

Monday May 15, 2023

Anticipated Start Date

Saturday July 1, 2023

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Posting Information

  • Posting ID:  25019BR
  • Department:  Pharmacology & Toxicology
  • Primary Campus:  University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
  • Assignment:  On-Site
  • Reg/Temp:  Regular
  • Employee Class:  U-Unclassified Professional Staff
  • Review Begins:  15-May-2023

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