Postdoctoral Research Associate in Human Stem Cell Biology and Neurodevelopmental Disorders
- Washington University School of Medicine
- Location: Saint Louis, MO
- Job Number: 7075173
- Posting Date: Feb 16, 2021
- Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionWe are seeking Postdoctoral Research Associates to join research projects investigating the basis of neurodevelopmental disorders in the laboratory of Kristen Kroll at Washington University School of Medicine. The Kroll lab works in collaboration with Washington University’s Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center (IDDRC; https://sites.wustl.edu/krolllab/cellular_models/). Our research uses human embryonic and human subject-derived pluripotent stem cell models, mouse models, and a wide range of genomic, cellular, molecular, and biochemical approaches to elucidate gene regulatory networks that control multiple aspects of human brain development, including specification and differentiation of cortical interneurons. We are defining roles for transcriptional and epigenetic regulation in controlling these networks and are determining how their dysregulation contributes to neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism spectrum disorder and intellectual disability. For additional information about our research interests and ongoing projects funded by the National Institutes of Health and by several foundations, please see: https://sites.wustl.edu/krolllab/
Our laboratory is in an academic setting in the Department of Developmental Biology at Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM in St. Louis), an internationally recognized research institution with a dynamic research environment and extensive infrastructural and core facility support. Postdoctoral appointees at Washington University receive a starting salary based on the NIH NRSA guidelines and a generous benefit package (http://postdoc.wustl.edu/policies-benefits). Complete information on the benefit package is located on the WUSM Human Resources Benefits Website (http://medschoolhr.wustl.edu). The St. Louis area combines the attractions of a major city with family-friendly and affordable lifestyle opportunities (https://explorestlouis.com/). Post-doctoral appointees pursue independent research in collaboration with our colleagues at WUSM and other top tier institutions, with additional training in professional development provided through the Office of Postdoctoral affairs, Career Center, and Teaching center (see postdoc.wustl.edu/prospective-postdocs).
Candidates should hold a PhD with preference given to applicants with a strong interest in and research training relevant to the areas of neural development, stem cell biology, and transcriptional or epigenetic regulation. Successful applicants will be expected to manage independent research projects, including experimental design, written dissemination of findings through first author publications, and oral presentation of their research findings in institutional forums and national/international conferences. Interested candidates should send a CV/names of references by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.