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Postdoctoral Researcher - Neural Circuit Development and Function

UTSW Medical Cntr @ Dallas
Dallas, Texas
NIH NRSA Payscale
Closing date
Dec 19, 2023

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Neural Circuit Development and Function/Postdoctoral Researcher

A postdoctoral training position is available in the laboratory of Yingxi Lin, in the Psychiatry Neuroscience Research Division in the Department of Psychiatry at UT Southwestern Medical Center to study experience-dependent neural circuit functions.  Our laboratory has several exciting, NIH-funded projects related to learning and memory, memory discrimination and generalization, neurodevelopmental disorders, and neurogenetic tool development.


Candidates must hold a recent Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degree in Neuroscience or any related biomedical fields. Experience in one or more of the following areas leading to publication in peer-reviewed journals is recommended:

1) Molecular and cellular Neuroscience, biochemistry, and mouse genetics;

2) Transcription regulation, transcriptome analysis, including single-cell RNA-seq and single-cell ATAC-seq;

3) Slice electrophysiology, neural circuit mapping, fiber photometry, and in vivo Ca2+ imaging;

4) Mouse behavioral analyses and manipulations, including optogenetics and chemogenetics.


Information on our postdoctoral training program, benefits, and a virtual tour can be found at 


Motivated individuals should send a CV, statement of interests, and a list of three references to:  

Yingxi Lin, Ph.D


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UT Southwestern, one of the premier academic medical centers in the nation, integrates pioneering biomedical research with exceptional clinical care and education. The institution’s faculty includes many distinguished members, including six who have been awarded Nobel Prizes since 1985. The faculty of almost 2,800 is responsible for groundbreaking medical advances and is committed to translating science-driven research quickly to new clinical treatments. UT Southwestern physicians provide medical care in about 80 specialties to more than 100,000 hospitalized patients and oversee approximately 2.2 million outpatient visits a year.Our MissionTo improve health care in our community, Texas, our nation, and the world through innovation and education.To educate the next generation of leaders in patient care, biomedical science, and disease prevention.To conduct high-impact, internationally recognized research.To deliver patient care that brings scientific advances to the bedside — focusing on quality, safety, and service.

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