Postdoctoral Position to study neural circuit development and speech/language related neural developmental disorders
New Orleans, LA
Job posting number: #7118491
Posted: December 16, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionA Postdoctoral Position is available in the Neuroscience Center at the LSU School of Medicine (New Orleans) to study the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying speech and language development and related neural developmental disorders such as autisms.
We use the songbird as a model to study the molecular mechanisms underlying neural circuit development, sensitive period plasticity, and vocal communication, taking advantage of zebra finches’ well-developed vocal learning behavior and experimentally accessible neural circuitry. We employ an integrative approach to investigate gene and epigenetic regulation, dendritic and synaptic development and plasticity, and vocal learning behavior of songbirds.
We seek 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, cell culture, immunohistochemistry, microscope imaging, Western blot, qRT-PCR, and animal behavior analysis are especially desirable. Excellent written and oral communication skills and organizational skills are required.
Minimum Qualification: PhD in molecular neuroscience or related fields
Preferred Qualifications: Broad experiences in molecular cloning, immunohistochemistry, microscope imaging, cell culture, Western blot, qRT-PCR, and animal behavior analysis are especially desirable.
Interested candidates should send CV, a cover letter describing past research experience, interest, and future career goals, and names and contact information of three references to: [email protected]
Salary is in accordance with the NIH standard. Other benefits follow university policies.
LSU Health School of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity Employer for females, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.