We are seeking a well-trained, enthusiastic and highly motivated post-doctoral researcher to join the research program of Laura Piccio, MD PhD in the Department of Neurology at Washington University in St Louis, MO, USA. The primary goal of her research is to study mechanisms of neuroinflammation in central nervous system demyelinating and neurodegenerative diseases. For more detailed information on Laura Piccio’s lab visit: https://neuro.wustl.edu/labs/piccio

This is a two years position.


We are looking for a motivated postdoctoral scientist holding a PhD in a relevant discipline with interest in neuroscience/neuroimmunology. Candidates should have:

  • Publication record in peer review journals.
  • Good communication skills in English, project planning, as well as analytical and critical thinking.
  • Technical skills in flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry, molecular biology, cell culture systems and experience working with mouse models will be an advantage.

Key Responsibilities

  • Independently plan and carry out experiments.
  • Maintain accurate and detailed records of all experiments.
  • Develop effective timelines and milestones based on goals of the research program.
  • Be responsible for qualitative and statistical analysis of research data and to communicate this information to the Principal Investigator and collaborators.
  • Assist other researchers in carrying out experiments in order to work as a team and foster the laboratory’s research output.
  • Work towards building an independent research project.

We offer

  • The opportunity to contribute to cutting-edge research projects and work closely with an international team of scientists.
  • A 2-year full time contract.
  • Estimated starting date: immediate or upon agreement.


  • Applications must include a CV with a cover letter and contacts for 2 references.
  • Send applications by email to: picciol@wustl.edu clearly stating in the email subject “Postdoc Position”.
  • Applications will be revised in a regular basis until the position is filled.
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