Postdoctoral Research Associate – Developmental Neurobiology

Memphis, Tennessee
Sep 27, 2018
Nov 26, 2018
Position Type
Full Time

Postdoctoral Research Associate – Developmental Neurobiology

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Memphis, Tennessee

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Lindsay Schwarz in the Department of Developmental Neurobiology at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  The ideal candidate is interested in understanding how neuromodulatory circuits in the brain contribute to diverse behaviors and neurological disorders. Current projects in the lab focus on identifying the role of heterogeneously expressed molecules within the brain structure the Locus Coeruleus (LC), as well as how activation of the LC differentially modulates the brain depending on the situation. We are also interested in understanding how arousal and respiratory neural circuits interact to modulate cognitive and stress-related behaviors. These projects utilize multidisciplinary approaches, including next-generation sequencing, in vivo calcium imaging, viral genetic tools, optogenetics, and behavioral assays. Preference will be given to applicants who have received their PhD in the past 1-3 years and have experience with the techniques listed above. It is expected that the candidate will develop their own research project, interact collaboratively with other members of the lab, and have excellent oral and written communication skills.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital offers outstanding support for post-doctoral researchers, as well state-of-the-art facilities and many career development opportunities.

Minimum Education:

Candidates with a Ph.D. or equivalent in neuroscience, genetics, biology, or related field and evidence of scientific accomplishment are encouraged to apply at  Please include a CV and a brief statement regarding previous work experience and future goals in your application, or email these items to


Contact Information

Lindsay Schwarz, PhD

Department of Developmental Neurobiology

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

262 Danny Thomas Place

Memphis, TN  38105-3678