The Laboratory of Neural Development and Intellectual Disorders at Boston University School of Medicine has a multi-year NIH-funded position available for a Postdoctoral Fellow to study cell heterogeneity during mammalian forebrain development. We are particularly interested in applicants with experience in singe cell genomics and bioinformatics. The successful candidate will have demonstrated expertise in murine or primate brain development, strong skills in molecular biology and nucleic acid subcloning, and the ability to lead a collaborative multi-site project and participate in the mentorship of graduate students. The initial appointment will be for a two-year period with the possibility of extending further. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience.
Ph.D. in Neuroscience, preferably a specialization in Developmental Neuroscience
Strong molecular biology skills
Experience with vertebrate in vivo methods
Strong desire to understand the molecular and cellular rules for forebrain development and function
Internal Number: 1007
About Boston University
The work in the proposed studies will be conducted at Boston University (BU), an institution with a rich history of well-established multidisciplinary research in the field of Neuroscience. The Graduate Program in Neuroscience at BU consists of 110 faculty members across virtually all fields of experimental and computational brain research. Thus, BU has the resources to foster cross-disciplinary collaborations across reputable Departments and Centers with leaders in the field. In fact, in fall 2007, the President of BU established the Center for Neuroscience as a university-wide initiative whose aim is to ‘advance cutting edge interdisciplinary, collaborative research and education on the neural basis of behavior and cognition’. The pursuit is to build mentoring and research programs at BU that employ experimental and theoretical-computational approaches spanning molecular, cellular, systems, behavioral, and cognitive levels of analysis. As part of this multidisciplinary program, the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology at the School of Medicine (BUSM) is a collaborative scientific environment with a strong track record in research and in graduate and medical school education. Th...e Department consists of 25 core faculty members and 21 affiliated faculty throughout BU. Expertise ranges from cerebral dynamics and transcranial magnetic stimulation, cellular and molecular neuropathology of developmental and age-related disease, basal ganglia and motor circuits, sleep and circadian rhythms, cellular electrophysiology, electron microscopy and ultrastructure, perception, cognition and behavior, and functional and structural magnetic resonance imaging.
The advertised position will be in the Haydar Laboratory, which is fully equipped for preparation of transfected brains by in utero electroporation, tissue culture, electrophysiology, mouse behavior, neuronal transfections and a wide variety of molecular biology approaches including single cell genomics. BU and BUSM have state-of-the art imaging core facilities for confocal microscopy.