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POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW: In Vivo/Ex Vivo Electrophysiologist: Cell/Molecular Neuroscientist

Children's Research Institute, Children's National Health System
Washington, D.C.
Competitive and according to NIH salary rates
Closing date
Aug 27, 2022

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The Haydar laboratory has postdoctoral fellowship openings to study cellular and molecular development of the mammalian forebrain. Several projects, currently funded by NIH grants, use state of the of the art tools to interrogate cerebral cortical development in relation to interrogating basic properties of brain development as well as translational approaches to understanding intellectual disability in Down syndrome. Approaches include slice and in vivo electrophysiology, surgical approaches, multiphoton in vivo imaging, genetic fate mapping, single cell transcriptomics and bioinformatics, animal behavior and induced pluripotent stem cell analysis. The Haydar lab brings 20+ years of highly productive research on brain development and developmental disabilities, with a track record of high-profile publications and placement of previous postdoctoral trainees in independent academic and non-academic careers. 

The recruits will join a collegial, dynamic and highly collaborative environment in The Center for Neuroscience Research (CNR) at Children’s National in Washington, DC. CNR is further supported by outstanding core and shared facilities such as state of the art microscopy including in vivo and 3D imaging, genomics and animal behavior cores. Compensation will be very competitive. Applications from underrepresented minorities are highly encouraged. Interested candidates should send a CV along with contact for 3 letters of reference to: 

Tarik Haydar, PhD,

The qualified candidate should have received a Ph.D. in Neuroscience or Physiology, or related field in the basic sciences in order to apply - or be currently pursuing a degree and will reach completion by the appointment start date.



Children’s National Health Systems is the premier provider of pediatric care in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area and is the only freestanding children’s hospital between Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Norfolk, and Atlanta. Serving the nation’s children for 140 years, Children’s National is a proven leader in the development and application of innovative new treatments for childhood illness and injury.

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