Postdoctoral Opportunities


NIH National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

Postdoctoral Position in Neural Development and Regeneration

A position is available in the lab of Dr. Herbert Geller at NIH to study the role of extracellular matrix proteoglycans in controlling axonal growth during development and after injury to the nervous system. We are especially interested in how proteoglycans signal to neurons, including the structure/function relationship within glycosaminoglycan chains, the identification of neuronal receptors for GAG chains, and the intracellular signal transduction pathways activated by GAG chains. Our lab uses all appropriate techniques including cell culture and animal experiments, with the tools of biochemistry, biophysics, cell biology, and molecular biology, and takes advantage of outstanding NIH core facilities that use confocal and superresolution as well as electron microscopy, mass spectromety, proteomic and transgenic approaches. Experience with cell and molecular techniques and microscopy and an interest in neural development or regeneration are essential. Some projects involve collaboration with biotech partners. Applicants must be recent or soon-to-be Ph.D.s. For more information on the lab, please visit our web site:

To apply: Send a cover letter with a statement of research interests and career goals, curriculum vita and names of at least three references in one pdf file. Send to Dr. Herbert Geller, NHLBI,