A post-doctoral position is available at Center for Neural Repair, University of California at San Diego to work on a NIH-funded project for implementation of a safety switch in human iPSCs by knocking-in HSV-thymidine kinase (HSV-TK) suicide gene into human iPSCs to prevent iPSCs-derived neural stem cell graft expansion and tumor formation in a spinal cord injury model. This study will use techniques of the CRISPR gene editing, culture of human iPSCs and their differentiation into neural stem cells, and in vivo transplantation in a spinal cord injury model.
Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Stem Cells, Biology or related disciplines with high motivation for neuroscience research and are able to work both independently and as part of a team. Experiences with stem cells, gene editing, cell transplantation or any in vivo models are desirable.
Please send a letter of introduction, CV, and names of three references to Dr. Paul Lu: firstname.lastname@example.org.