Postdoctoral position to study neural circuit development, neural plasticity, and vocal behavior
Louisiana State Univ Health Sciences Center
March 3, 2018
New Orleans, Louisiana
Full Time - Experienced
Academic / Research
A postdoctoral fellow position is available in Dr. XiaoChing Li’s lab at the Neuroscience Center of Excellence, LSU School of Medicine (New Orleans, LA). The Li lab studies the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying neural circuit development, sensitive period plasticity, and vocal communication behaviors in the songbird, using it as a model for speech and language development and related neural developmental disorders such as Autisms. A multidisciplinary cutting edge approach is employed to investigate gene and epigenetic regulation, dendritic and synaptic development, and vocal learning behavior (to learn more about our work, see: Shi et al., eLife 2018).
Energetic and self-motivated individuals with a recent PhD in molecular neuroscience or related fields are encouraged to apply. Broad experience in molecular cloning, gene regulation, epigenetics, Western blot, immunostaining, confocal imaging, viral work, and animal behavior are especially desirable. Excellent communication skills and organizational skills are required.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is in accordance with the NIH standard