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Post-doctoral Fellow in Molecular Neurobiology

University of South Carolina
Columbia, South Carolina
Salary commensurate with experience + fringe benefits
Closing date
May 25, 2024

Job Details

A post-doctoral fellow position is available in a highly collaborative research group that focuses on molecular mechanisms of axon growth in the peripheral and central nervous systems. The Twiss lab is interested in the biology of the axon that underlies neuronal growth, function, and regeneration, particularly on how axonal mRNA transport, translation and stability contribute to axon growth and the signaling mechanisms underlie these (Nat Commun 22, 3358; Molec Cell Proteomics 17, 2091; J Cell Sci 134, jcs251967; J Cell Biol 218, 1871; Curr Biol 30, 4882;  Commun Biol 5, 672; Nucl Acids Res 50, 5772). Experiments will use a combination of in vitro and in vivo approaches with cellular, molecular and biochemical methods, largely focusing on RNA/protein interactions that modulate axon growth. A PhD or equivalent in Cell Biology, Neurobiology, Biology or closely related field is required. Experience in neurobiology or RNA biology is preferred, particularly previous work using a combination of primary cultures and in vivo models.

Applications along with CV and names of three references should be submitted online to included link.  For questions or further information please contact Jeff Twiss directly by email (

The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, sex, gender, gender identity, transgender status, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, protected veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.​



UofSC ( is comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 "Best Colleges" according to U.S. News and World Report). The Carnegie Foundation has designated the campus as one of the 73 public academic institutions with “very high research activity”. The Department of Biological Sciences is a multidisciplinary unit of approximately 1,600 undergraduate students, 50 graduate students, and 35 tenure-line faculty representing a broad range of research areas (  UofSC has a highly interactive neuroscience research community that encourages and precipitates collaborations. 

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