Postdoctoral Positions in Stem Cells and Brain Development

Employer
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Location
Madison, Wisconsin
Salary
NIH standard
Closing date
Dec 26, 2022
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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: xinyu.zhao@wisc.edu [Onsite interview at SFN (San Diego, 2022) is possible].

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(http://www.wisc.edu/): The University of Wisconsin, established in 1848, is one of the nation’s leading and largest research institutions, well known, for example, for its early discovery of warfarin, the sequencing of the E. Coli genome, and the recent development of stem cell research. UW-Madison has a large campus of 30,000 undergraduates, 9,000 graduate students, and 3000 professional students with major colleges and schools of Letters and Science, Agricultural and Life Sciences, Veterinary Medicine, Medicine and Public Health, Nursing, Law, Education, Pharmacy, Business, and Engineering with a budget of $1.6 billion. Its R&D funding is among the top 3 in the US. The UW faculty or alumni have received 17 Nobel Prizes, and 54 faculty members are active or emeritus members of the prestigious National Academy of Sciences. This large single campus provides an exceedingly rich research environment.
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