JOB DESCRIPTION: Helps design and conduct research within a specified field while receiving advanced training from a designated Principal Investigator to enhance professional skills and research independence needed for pursuit of a career. The specific area of research in which the trainee is mentored is determined by the department and laboratory of the Postdoc. Designs and evaluates experiments. Develops new ideas that promote current research. Prepares and publishes scientific manuscripts under the direction of the Principal Investigator. May be responsible for operation of specific equipment. May teach techniques to others, train, and supervise research staff. Positions are temporary appointments as a research trainee. The initial appointment is for one year, renewal expected if progress is satisfactory and funds are available. Appointments cannot exceed five years.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A doctoral degree or equivalent (Ph.D., M.D., ScD., D.V.M., DDS etc) in an appropriate field. Excellent scientific writing ability and strong oral communication skills. The ability to work effectively and collegially with colleagues. Additional qualifications as specified by the Principal Investigator.
The Yao laboratory- http://www.yao-lab.org/ will open in September 2017 with available research projects centering on understanding the pivotal roles of epigenetic marks in mammalian neurodevelopment and neuronal function, as well as how dysregulation of these marks contributes to brain disorders. We are particularly interested in dissecting the molecular mechanisms underlying the dysregulation of epigenetic modifications in the development and onset of neurodegenerative disorders such as fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome (FXTAS) and Alzheimer's disease (AD), as well as neuropsychiatric disorders such as major depressive disorder (MDD) and autism spectrum disorders (ASD). This work will combine genetics, genomics, neuroscience, molecular biology and bioinformatics to study these diseases using various models, including mouse, Drosophila, and human patient-derived iPSCs. Interested candidates should submit a statement of research interest, a current CV and names/contact information of three references.-We are looking for highly motivated postdoctoral fellows and research specialists who are interested in studying molecular mechanisms and genetics in human brain diseases to join our growing team. The successful candidate will be expected to exhibit a strong work ethic, independent initiative, and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team on research projects. For postdoctoral fellows, a Ph.D. in genetics, molecular biology, cell biology or neuroscience is required. Applicants with experience in mouse genetics and next generation sequencing technologies are preferred