Open Positions

Postdoc Positions in Cell Death Research

Two postdoctoral positions are immediately available in the laboratory of Dr. Yingfei Wang at UT Southwestern Medical Center (Dallas TX) to study 1) mitochondrial dysfunction and neuronal cell death in aging related neurological diseases and 2) DNA damage-induced PARP activation and cell death in neuron and cancer cells (Science, 2016, 354(6308). pii: aad6872; J Clin Invest. 2018,128(5):1937-1955). Our goal is to understand the molecular mechanisms of cell death in neurons and cancer cells.

Our research is funded by NIH, Welch, Darrell K Royal (DKR) Research Fund for Alzheimer’s Disease as well as Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) HIHR Award.

Self-motivated individuals with a Ph.D. or MD/PhD degree in biological science or other related disciplines are encouraged to apply. A strong background in Molecular Biology and/or Neuroscience, and the ability to work independently are required.

To apply, please send a cover letter with a brief description of research experience and interests, CV, and three supporting letters to Dr. Yingfei Wang (


UT Southwestern Medical Center is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.