The Pilaz lab at Sanford Research has an opening position for a postdoctoral fellow or a staff scientist to work on projects related to embryonic development of the cerebral cortex.
The Pilaz lab focuses on the molecular mechanisms underlying neurodevelopmental diseases such as autism, microcephaly and other forms of intellectual disabilities. Within the lab, the candidate would use the mouse model to investigate key aspects of neuron and neural stem cell behaviors. Current projects in the lab are related to regulation of chromatin accessibility, RNA trafficking and local protein synthesis. Responsibilities include omics analyses, in utero electroporation, histology, and time-lapse imaging of RNA metabolism in live tissue.
The candidate for this positions must have a PhD or equivalent, should have excellent communication skills (both oral and written), be highly organized, and work well in a team. The candidate must be able to perform independent scientific research including the design and development of research objectives for experimentation; analyze and evaluate findings; assist in the completion of grant applications and regulatory documents; write technical summaries and co-author articles for publication; prepare and make formal presentations of research results; and be able to work under broad direction of principal investigator.
Individuals with expertise in neural stem cell, neuron, chromatin or RNA biology are encouraged to apply. Ideal skills are: surgery on small animals, molecular biology, bioinformatics or advanced microscopy.
Sanford Research is a non-profit research organization and is part of Sanford Health, an integrated health system headquartered in the Dakotas. Sanford Health is one of the largest health systems in the nation with a presence in nine states and four countries. With a team of more than 200 researchers, Sanford Research comprises several research centers and groups, including Pediatrics and Rare Diseases, Cancer Biology and Immunotherapies, Cellular Therapies and Stem Cell Biology, Behavioral Science, Diabetes, Genetics and Genomics, Enabling Technologies, Environmental Influences on Health and Disease, Edith Sanford Breast Center, Cancer Biology, and Sanford Sports Science Institute.
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