The Unit on Cellular and Molecular Neurodevelopment at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), National Institutes of Health (NIH), in Bethesda, MD is seeking enthusiastic and highly motivated postdoctoral candidates to join our laboratory (https://science.nichd.nih.gov/confluence/display/petros/Home). We are interested in understanding the cellular, molecular and environmental mechanisms that regulate the diversity and maturation of GABAergic interneurons, an incredibly heterogeneous cell population that play a prominent role in all brain function. We utilize a variety of approaches in our lab, including (but not limited to) in utero electroporation, cell transplantations, stem cell culture and differentiation, both population and single cell RNAseq, and numerous approaches to manipulate gene expression.
Skills and Qualifications:
- Ph.D. and/or M.D. in Neuroscience or related discipline
- Strong work ethic and ability to design, carry out and analyze independent projects that encompass the overall theme of the lab
- Preferred skills, though not required, include a strong background in neurodevelopment, genetics, molecular and cellular biology, mouse surgeries, and/or cell culture
- We are particularly interested in candidates with significant experience on next generation sequence experiments and analysis
Full Federal benefits including salary, leave, and health insurance will be provided. Salary is commensurate with research experience and accomplishments.
Interested applicants should submit curriculum vitae, bibliography, a statement of research interests, and 3 letters of reference to:
Dr. Timothy Petros
Unit on Cellular and Molecular Neurodevelopment
HHS, NIH and NICHD are Equal Opportunity Employers