Postdoctoral Scholar - Pathology

Date: January 2022

Title: Postdoctoral Scholar

Department: Pathology

School: School of Medicine

Location: Wolstein Research Bldg Rm 5101

Supervisor Name and Title: Wenzhang Wang, Assistant Professor



A postdoctoral position is open in Dr. Wenzhang Wang and Dr. Xiongwei Zhu’s laboratory in the Department of Pathology, School of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU). The School of Medicine at CWRU is one of the top medical schools in United States and its Department of Pathology ranks among the top 10 pathology departments in NIH funding.


The Zhu and Wang laboratory has a long history of NIH-supported research on the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative diseases especially Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and Parkinson’s disease (PD). A variety of experimental systems are used, including primary and transformed neuronal cells, iPSC-derived human neurons, and multiple mouse models representing these disorders. In addition, a large repository of brain tissues from human patients is also maintained for further study of the spectrum of these neurodegenerative disorders. Currently, the Zhu and Wang lab focuses on understanding the role of mitochondrial dysfunction and neuroinflammation in AD and PD disease development and progression.


Successful candidates must have recently obtained a Ph.D. degree in life sciences or related majors. The candidates should be self-motivated, and previous demonstrated experience, competitive publication record and working knowledge in molecular biology, cell biology and neuroscience techniques are highly preferred. Additional background and working experience with animals is a plus.


  • Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in life sciences or related majors
  • The successful candidate must have strong analytical, oral, and written communication skills.



General laboratory environment. May have exposure to hazards.

Case Western Reserve University’s animal facilities are accredited by the Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC) and is managed according to the “Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals” appropriate Federal Animal Welfare Regulations, and the Public Health Service “Policy on the Human Care and use of Laboratory Animals.” This position, and all animal research personnel, are subject to internal compliance to SOM Animal Resource Center Standard Operating Procedures and to compliance regulations of the Animal Welfare Act, Public Health Service Policy, AAALAC guidelines, the State of Ohio Veterinary Practice Act, Federal Drug Enforcement Administration regulatory guidelines, US Food and Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine regulations, and other applicable regulatory guidelines.



Case Western Reserve University strives to maintain a diverse and inclusive work environment and is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. All applicants are protected under Federal law from discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, and genetics.



Case Western Reserve provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Equity by phone at 216.368.3066 or by email at Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.



Case Western Reserve University has implemented a COVID Vaccination policy requiring evidence of COVID-19 vaccination for all students, faculty and staff with an on-campus presence. Religious and medical exemptions may be provided in accordance with applicable federal and state laws. For more information go to: Applicants may contact the Office of Equity at 216-368-3066 / for information regarding religious or medical exemptions as an accommodation.



Interested individuals should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae and the names/phone numbers of three references to Dr. Wenzhang Wang (Email: