A postdoctoral associate position is available in the NIH-funded laboratory of Dr. Hsiao-Tuan Chao at the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute, which is affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital. We are seeking a highly motivated research scientist to join our team engaged in basic and translational neuroscience, genetics, and human disease research. Our laboratory focuses on understanding the regulation of neural circuit development and function in disorders such as intellectual disability, epilepsy, and autism. We utilize multiple approaches including fruit fly and mouse models, state-of-the art imaging, electrophysiology, molecular biology, genetics, and behavioral techniques. Ongoing projects address fundamental questions about the transcriptional regulation of neuronal development and function in neural circuits, and the role of their dysfunction in highly-prevalent neurologic disorders. This is an exciting opportunity to work at the interface of basic neuroscience and genetics research with translational clinical efforts in a highly collaborative and stimulating environment.
Required: PhD in neuroscience, genetics, molecular biology, developmental biology, or related fields.