Postdoctoral Position to study neural circuit development and speech/language related neural developmental disorders

LSU School of Medicine

New Orleans, LA

Job posting number: #7053501

Posted: September 29, 2018

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

We study the molecular mechanisms underlying neural circuit development, sensitive period plasticity and vocal learning in songbirds. Songbirds with their well studied song behavior and well characterized song control circuit provide a unique model for studying molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying speech and language development and related neural developmental disorders such as autisms. We employ a multidisciplinary approach to investigate gene and epigenetic regulation, neurogenesis, dendritic and synaptic development, and vocal learning behavior (Shi et al., eLife 2018).

We are seeking an energetic and self-motivated individual with a recent PhD in molecular neuroscience or related fields to join our team. Broad experiences in molecular cloning, gene regulation, Western blot, immunostaining, viral work, and animal behavior are especially desirable.

Applicants should send CV, research statement, and names and contact information of three references to:

XiaoChing Li, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Neuroscience Center
LSU Health School of Medicine
2020 Gravier Street
New Orleans, LA 70112. USA
Tel: (504)-5990878

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Job posting number:#7053501
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
New Orleans,Louisiana
United States
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