Postdoctoral Scholar in Stem Cell Biology and Neural Disease Modeling
Human Neuronal Differentiation Core (HNDC) is looking for a highly motivated Postdoctoral Scholar to join a research program investigating the molecular basis of neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative disorders. HNDC supports studies of multiple research groups including those supported through the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center (IDDRC). We are using directed differentiation and direct conversion of human pluripotent stem cells (embryonic and patient-derived induced pluripotent stem cells) for application of a wide range of molecular and genetic modifiers to human neurons and elucidation of underlying regulatory gene networks behind the cell phenotype.
- Education: Ph.D in Basic Science, Health Science, or a related field.
- Training and independence in performing experiments with at least one of the following methods: whole cell patch-clamping and calcium imaging.
- A preference will be given to applicants with the following experience: iPSC-derived neurons or primary neuronal cultures and organotypic slices, immunohistochemistry and confocalmicroscopy, multi-electrode array recordings.
- A strong interest in and research training relevant to the areas of stem cell biology and neural development.
- Planning and performing advanced research experiments.
- Establishing new research protocols and procedure.
- Writing reports on analysis of acquired data.
- Summarizing findings and assisting with figures for grant proposals and manuscripts.
- May be responsible for laboratory management.
- May supervise research staff.
Essential personal qualities important for this job include sense of responsibility, excellent organizational skills, clear and effective verbal/written communication, interest in working in a dynamic setting with various groups, and unfailing desire to understand the brain.