Postdoctoral Fellow positions are available at the University of Wisconsin-Madison to investigate mechanisms regulating brain development and plasticity (details: https://zhao-lab.com/). We use a combination of molecular, cellular, genetics, and imaging methods to investigate transcriptional and post-transcriptional mechanisms that control the process of mammalian brain development and their implications in neurodevelopmental disorders, such as fragile X syndrome, Rett syndrome, and autism.
The postdoctoral fellows will work on several exciting projects and some projects involve multi-laboratory collaborations. One perspective postdoctoral fellow will lead projects employing state of art Patch-Seq, single cell genomics, and integrative computation methods to identify the genes and gene network driving neuronal development and brain diseases. Strong background in neuroscience and/or bioinformatics is needed. The ideal candidates should be experienced in either electrophysiology (patch clamp recording and data processing of mammalian cells or brain slices) or next generation sequencing data analysis. A second perspective postdoctoral fellow will lead project using mouse genetics and in vivo models therefore experience in rodent surgery and behavioral testing is needed.
In addition to leading research projects, the fellows will receive trainings that are critical for future science jobs, including grant/fellowship application and student supervision. If interested, please email a cover letter stating your career goals, CV, contact information of at least 3 references, and electronic (PDF) files of representative first-authored publications to Dr. Xinyu Zhao: email@example.com [Onsite interview at SFN (San Diego, 2022) is possible].