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Postdoctoral Researcher in neural circuit development and evolution

University of California, Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, California
$60,000/yr + benefits
Closing date
Jul 16, 2023

The Colquitt Lab at UCSC ( is looking for a postdoctoral researcher to perform transformative work on the development and evolution of neural circuits. The lab’s research focuses on understanding the gene regulatory mechanisms that generate neural circuits supporting skilled behavior, using birdsong and its neural circuitry as a model system. Our lab encompasses approaches and ideas from systems neuroscience, developmental biology, evolution, and genomics, and we're excited to build a diverse and collaborative team of researchers.

We are looking for candidates with a strong background in one or more of the following areas: the generation and analysis of diverse sequencing approaches (functional genomics, single-cell transcriptomics, etc.), gene editing, developmental biology, or the design and analysis of behavioral experiments.

The postdoctoral researcher will join the vibrant scientific community at UCSC, including the lab’s home department in the Department of Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology ( and biomedical researchers across campus such those in the Department of Biomolecular Engineering and the Genomics Institute. The candidate will have access to several fellowship and mentoring opportunities through the UC Santa Cruz Institute for the Biology of Stem Cells ( We are located on the stunning UC Santa Cruz campus, embedded in a redwood forest on the northern end of the Monterey Bay, in the beautiful city of Santa Cruz. Santa Cruz is just over an hour south of San Francisco and 40 minutes from San Jose and Silicon Valley, providing close proximity to Bay Area universities and biotech. 

Please email Brad Colquitt a CV and a cover letter describing your research background, current interests, and how you think you could contribute to ongoing work or new directions in the lab. 


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