Our laboratory is part of both the departments of Genetics and Psychiatry, at Washington University, in St. Louis. We are currently looking for a creative and independent postdoctoral researcher to lead a scientific inquiry into understanding the relationship between neural and activity and translation regulation in astrocytes. We enjoy working with individuals who read deeply and thoughtfully from the literature, who are talented in designing and running new experiments, and it does not hurt to have a deep and abiding love of glia. Our lab utilizes a variety of techniques spanning from human molecular genetics, genomics, and informatics to mouse behavioral neuroscience and neuroanatomy. We are particularly known for novel methodologies for cell specific profiling of translation in vivo, and key discoveries in the past two years include the discovery of local translation in astrocytes (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28439016), and the production of non-canonical protein isoforms in neurons and glia(in press, Cell Reports, and https://www.biorxiv.org/content/early/2018/05/16/324236). The laboratory continues to develop new methods for prospective and retrospective analysis of gene expression in the brain, as well as applying these method to mouse models of neurological disorders with a focus on autism. For the current position, we are particularly interested in applicants with a background in physiology who may be interested in complementing their prior experience with cutting edge molecular genomics training we can provide.