Postdoctoral Positions in Mechanisms Underlying Neural Circuit Development and Neurodevelopmental Disorders-Neuroscience Center, UNC, Chapel Hill and Max Planck Institute, Florida
Anton lab in the Neuroscience Center at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine (https://www.antonlab.org) and Yasuda lab at the Max Planck Institute for Neuroscience, Florida (https://mpfi.org/science/our-labs/yasuda-lab) are seeking highly motivated post-doctoral fellows interested in investigating the molecular mechanisms of cerebral cortical circuit development and neurodevelopmental disorders, particularly the role of the cellular antenna (i.e., primary cilia) in this process (see Neuron, 2020, DOI: 10.1016/j.neuron.2019.11.028; Curr Opin Neurobiol, 2021, DOI: 10.1016/j.conb.2021.02.002; Developmental Cell 2020, doi.org/10.1016/j.devcel.2019.11.005; Neuron, 2022, DOI: 10.1016/j.neuron.2022.01.034). Opportunities are available to investigate the molecular mechanisms of neural circuit development and function in the mammalian brain and in neurodevelopmental disorders using advanced multi-modal methods, including, but not limited, to circuit mapping, chemogenetic and optogenetic manipulation of signaling pathways, CRISPR-Cas9 based genome editing, single-cell transcriptomics, brain organoids, and human cortical connectomics. Anton and Yasuda labs provide an exceptionally supportive environment designed to facilitate career growth and path to independence. Postdoctoral fellows will have the advantage of being jointly mentored by both PIs. Ambitious, driven candidates with a recent Ph.D. (and/or MD) in molecular biology, cell biology, genetics, neuroscience, or related field with a solid thesis publication record are encouraged to apply. Please send CV and a brief cover letter of interest to Dr. E. S. Anton or Dr. Ryohei Yasuda via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. University of North Carolina and Max Planck Institute, Florida are EEO/AA employers and encourage applications from minorities and women.