Job ID: 12453

Post-doctoral position in Buffalo/USA

Position: Post-doctoral Position

Deadline: 1 October 2021

Contract Length: 5 years

City: Buffalo

Country: United States

Institution: Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo

Department: Hunter James Kelly Research Institute


We are inviting applications for 2 postdoctoral positions in the laboratories of Drs. Beirowski and Babetto (at the Hunter James Kelly Research Institute in Buffalo, New York). Our labs focus on how glial metabolism regulates axon integrity and myelination (e.g., Nature Neuroscience, PMID 32807950; Nature Neuroscience, PMID 25195104; PNAS, PMID 28484008), and are funded by several grants from NIH and private organizations. 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 publications. The successful candidate should hold a PhD in biomedical sciences with less than 3 years of prior post-doctoral experience, be highly motivated, and show good communication skills. Strong language and writing English skills are important.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded positions are immediately available and come with a competitive salary and full fringe benefits. 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 referees) directly to Dr. Beirowski ( or Dr. Babetto (

The Hunter James Kelly Research Institute ( is housed in the New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences ( on the Buffalo-Niagara Medical Campus adjacent to the Roswell Park Cancer Institute and the Hauptman-Woodward Institute, all well-funded and excellent research facilities with state of the art equipment.

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