Postdoctoral Position to study molecular mechanisms underlying language development

LSU School of Medicine

New Orleans, LA

ID: 7049937
Posted: February 10, 2018
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

A postdoctoral position is available in the Neuroscience Center at the LSU School of Medicine (New Orleans). Our laboratory studies the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying speech and language development and related disorders including autisms using songbirds as a model. In particular, we study neural circuit development, sensitive period plasticity, and vocal learning in zebra finches using a multidisciplinary approach (Ref: Shi et al., eLife 2018). Current projects include investigating gene and epigenetic regulation of dendritic and synaptic development, neurogenesis, and vocal learning behavior.

Energetic and self-motivated individuals with a recent PhD in molecular neuroscience or related fields are encouraged to apply. Broad experience and expertise in molecular cloning, gene regulation, epigenetics, Western blot, viral work, immunostaining, confocal imaging, and animal behavior are especially desirable. Excellent written and oral communication skills and organizational skills are required.

Interested candidates should send a CV, a cover letter describing research experience and interests, and contact information for three references to: xli4@lsuhsc.edu.




 

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