A Postdoctoral Fellow position is available to study molecular regulation of stem cells and neurodevelopment. The research in our laboratory focuses on understanding the molecular mechanisms that regulate neural stem cells and neuronal development, with the goal of developing better treatment for neurodevelopmental and neurological disorders. Using both genetic mouse models and human pluripotent stem cell (iPSCs, ESCs, CRISPR/Cas9 gene edited) models, together with a combination of molecular, cellular, genetics, and imaging methods, my laboratory investigates transcriptional and post-transcriptional mechanisms control the neural differentiation and neuronal development (more details are available on our lab website https://zhao-lab.com/). This postdoctoral position is for a highly motivated PhD graduate who aims to develop an independent research career. The postdoctoral fellow will be expected to lead project(s) that require eletrophysiological and in vivo imaging analyses of rodent models, while contributing to other collaborative projects.
The ideal candidate should be a recent PhD graduate who has published first-authored primary research papers in internationally recognized journals during PhD training. The candidate should have strong knowledge background and research training in neuroscience and neural physiology. Experience in rodent surgery and/or cell culture models is a plus. In addition to leading research projects, the person will receive trainings that are critical for future science jobs, including grant/fellowship application and student supervision. If interested, please email your cover letter stating career goals, CV, contact information of at least 3 references, and electronic (PDF) files of representative first-authored publications to Dr. Zhao: xinyu.zhao(AT)wisc(DOT)edu
Additional Salary Information: We use NIH standard salary scale for postdoctoral fellows.
Internal Number: 2019
About University of Wisconsin-Madison
(http://www.wisc.edu/): The University of Wisconsin, established in 1848, is one of the nation’s leading and largest research institutions, well known, for example, for its early discovery of warfarin, the sequencing of the E. Coli genome, and the recent development of stem cell research. UW-Madison has a large campus of 30,000 undergraduates, 9,000 graduate students, and 3000 professional students with major colleges and schools of Letters and Science, Agricultural and Life Sciences, Veterinary Medicine, Medicine and Public Health, Nursing, Law, Education, Pharmacy, Business, and Engineering with a budget of $1.6 billion. Its R&D funding is among the top 3 in the US. The UW faculty or alumni have received 17 Nobel Prizes, and 54 faculty members are active or emeritus members of the prestigious National Academy of Sciences. This large single campus provides an exceedingly rich research environment.