A post-doctoral position is available at the Hoffman Lab at the Child Study Center and Department of Neuroscience, Yale University, New Haven, CT USA.
The goal of our laboratory is to understand the function of genes involved in autism spectrum disorders at the cellular, molecular, circuit, and behavioral levels using zebrafish as a model system. Our laboratory has generated zebrafish mutants in multiple autism risk genes using CRISPRs, which we are studying to understand how loss of autism risk genes alters fundamental processes of vertebrate brain development (Hoffman et al. 2016 Neuron).
The post-doctoral candidate will perform phenotypic analyses of multiple zebrafish mutants of autism risk genes using a combination of molecular, cellular, and imaging approaches.
Recent PhD or MD/PhD with strong experience in molecular biology and microscopy.
The ideal candidate will have a strong background in genetics and experience working with genetic models of human disease.
We are seeking a highly motivated, enthusiastic, and creative candidate with excellent interpersonal skills and a strong publication record.
Prior experience with in vivo functional imaging and computational skills are preferred but not required.
Yale Child Study Center is a department in the Yale University School of Medicine. The department conducts research to advance our understanding of childhood neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism spectrum disorders. The goal of the Child Study Center is to improve the lives of children and families through research, service, and training.