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11/11/2021

Sandler Fellowship Position at UCSF (San Francisco, CA)

Description

Nominations are being solicited for appointment as a UCSF Sandler Fellow. UCSF Sandler Fellows are independent group leaders who receive an annual financial award to cover their salary and the costs of their research program. Fellows are encouraged to apply for an NIH Director’s Early Independence Award (DP5). The UCSF Sandler Fellow award is nonrenewable, for a term of five years. See http://fellows.ucsf.edu/ for additional details about the program. A candidate must be nominated by a mentor/advisor who is able to comment in some depth on the accomplishments and future potential of the candidate. A nomination letter, accompanied by the nominee’s curriculum vitae, should be sent to the address below by 1/28/22. Selected applications will then be chosen to submit two additional letters of recommendation and a brief research plan. All letters should include specific comments about how the candidate’s proposed research program has the potential for high impact in the chosen field and is distinct from existing work in the advisor’s lab, and why the candidate is ready to start an independent lab. Nominees working in any area of modern biomedical sciences will be considered. Although the UCSF Sandler Fellows Program is eager to consider nominations of all exceptional individuals, we are particularly interested in attracting a broad, diverse spectrum of scientists to our campus.

The deadline for nominations is January 28th, 2022.

Nominations should be sent by email to: Dr. Alan Frankel Chair, UCSF Sandler Fellows Steering Committee University of California, San Francisco Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics 600 16th Street San Francisco CA 94158-2280 Email: frankel@cgl.ucsf.edu

10/22/2021

Postdoctoral Fellowship Position, Marie Davis Laboratory at VA Puget Sound Healthcare System (Seattle, WA)

Research Fellow

A postdoctoral fellowship position is available in the Davis Laboratory at the VA Puget Sound Healthcare System, affiliated with the Department of Neurologyand the Institute of Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine (ISCRM) at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington, USA. This position will encompass projects using model organism and human induced pluripotent stem cell modeling elucidating the role of endolysosomal trafficking, lipid metabolism and extracellular vesicles in accelerating neurodegenerative disease progression.

The Davis lab is interested in understanding the cellular mechanisms underlying Parkinson’s disease (PD) and other aggregate-prone neurodegenerative diseases in order to identify novel therapeutic targets. To do this we use Drosophila and human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) from patients harboring genetic risk variants for PD. We are currently using Drosophila and human iPSC-derived neuron and astrocyte models of glucocerebrosidase (GBA) deficiency, as mutations in GBA increase risk for developing PD and accelerate disease progression. We are investigating how GBA mutations impair endolysosomal trafficking, and may accelerate propagation of pathogenic proteins in neurons via dysregulation of extracellular vesicles. We are examining how GBA influences both the production of EVs as well as endocytosis and processing of neuronal EVs by recipient astrocytes and neurons. We also collaborate with the Parkinson’s Genetic Research Study (PI Dr. Cyrus Zabetian) to translate findings from our fruit fly and in vitro models to PD patients. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to do research in a collaborative intellectual community involving Puget Sound VA Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC), UW ISCRM, and UW Department of Neurology. Our lab applies a combination of stem cell biology, neurobiology, genetics, biochemistry and microscopy using Drosophila models and human iPSCs-derived neural and glial cell culture models.

Requirements:

Completed PhD in a biomedical science, have the ability to fulfill responsibilities listed below, and eligibility and willingness to apply for external postdoctoral funding including T32 or F32 NIH training grants or other independent funding sources.

Knowledge/ Skills necessary:

  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Knowledge of genetics and/or neurobiology
  • Ability to design and execute controlled experiments
  • Effective communication with internal and external researchers
  • Reporting of research findings
  • Effective scientific writing

Desirable Experience/Skills

  • Familiarity with Drosophila
  • Experience with cell culture, advanced microscopy, and immunoblotting.
  • Competence in molecular cloning

To apply send a single PDF containing a succinct statement summarizing your previous research experience, future research goals, and your CV to:

Marie Davis, MD PhD

myd@uw.edu

10/15/2021

Postdoctoral Research Position, Baylor University – College of Medicine (Houston, TX)

Description

Are you interested in exploring your options for postdoctoral training? Postdoctoral Research Opportunities in Science (PROS) at Baylor College of Medicine allows you to meet faculty and trainees from multiple labs and learn about our resources in the Texas Medical Center. We facilitate the matching between you and faculty with aligned interests and we provide you with guidance and support throughout the exploration process. A list of interested faculty who are currently seeking postdoctoral candidates is here. Candidates are expected to meet virtually with at least 3 prospective faculty mentors during the month of November.

The application is due by October 20, 2021.

Baylor College of Medicine provides:

All of this while living in Houston – an affordable and highly diverse city.

Please forward this email and post this flyer. Contact the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs at postdocaffairs@bcm.edu with questions

10/7/2021

Tenure Track Faculty Position, University of California – San Francisco (San Francisco, CA)

Description

UCSF is seeking visionary scientists to join our vibrant and collaborative discovery research community. This open-rank, tenure-track faculty position is part of a multiyear initiative to foster equity and inclusion in biomedical research and to promote the success of our diverse student population. Candidates are expected to hold a Ph.D., to have demonstrated significant research accomplishment and potential, and to be committed to the mentorship of students – particularly students from groups that are underrepresented in biomedical science.

Candidates working in all areas of fundamental biomedical science are welcome to apply. Depending on the area of research specialization, the successful candidate can choose to be appointed in any of our basic science departments (Anatomy, Biochemistry and Biophysics, Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences, Cell and Tissue Biology, Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology, Microbiology and Immunology, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, and Physiology).

The successful candidate will be expected to establish a dynamic and interactive research program, to join one of our top-ranked interdisciplinary graduate programs (see https://graduate.ucsf.edu/list-programs), to excel at graduate teaching and inclusive mentoring, and to participate in activities that promote equity and inclusion. Service and teaching expectations are comparable to those of any other tenure-track faculty position. Faculty appointment will be made at a professorial rank commensurate with current academic standing. UCSF offers competitive salaries, research set-up funds, and recruitment allowances, and has numerous opportunities for faculty development and further training in mentorship.

Applications must be submitted online and include the following documents as a single PDF: (1) cover letter; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) 1-page summary of research accomplishments; (4) 2-page description of future research plans; and 5) a statement of contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion with particular attention to formal and informal mentoring activities. Copies of major publications may be included. Applicants should request three to five letters of recommendation. As part of the application process, please select one or more preferred departments in your online application. Note: The academic home department will be determined based on best fit for final candidate. Review will begin on November 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Please direct inquiries about the position and suggestions of potential candidates to basicsciencesrecruit@ucsf.edu.

UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service that has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

Please apply online at https://aprecruit.ucsf.edu/JPF03576.

10/1/2021

Post-Doctoral Scholar Position, Stroke and Neurobehavioral Assessment, Dept. of Neurology, UW (Seattle, WA)

Description

Applicants are invited for a postdoctoral position at the University of Washington, School of Medicine in the area of stroke and neuroinflammation under the leadership of Dr. Jonathan Weinstein.  Dr. Weinstein is an academic clinician-scientist in the department of Neurology, with extensive clinical and research training and experience in the stroke research and neuroinflammation fields. Dr. Weinstein has assembled an outstanding multidisciplinary research team focusing on the effects of targeted pharmacologic agents on post stroke neuroinflammation and outcomes in rodents (mice and rats).

The current position would be funded by Dr. Weinstein’s new R61 IGNITE award grant from NIH (https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-18-761.html).  The project is a translational study to study the effects of repurposing a microglia-targeted potassium channel inhibitor called senicapoc, previously used clinically for hematologic disorders, on post stroke neurobehavioral and neuroinflammatory responses and outcomes.  The work for this post-doctoral position would be primarily dictated by the parameters of this award (i.e. milestones we need to achieve by end of year two of the award). Primary duties and expectations would include:

1) Extensive neurobehavioral assessments of rodents (mice and rats) post stroke as outlined in the R61 project.  Tests to be carried out in the UW Mouse Behavioral Lab (MBL) may include Barnes maze, Alternating Y- maze, novel object recognition, Noldus phenotyper and catwalk assessments.  We will have some guidance on these tests from the professional staff at the UW MBL, however, successful completion of these tasks will be the primary responsibility of this post-doctoral position.

2) Assistance in managing the translational aspects of the research program for the above mentioned R61 (i.e. coordinating with other lab staff the preparation of the pharmacologic agents, administration and monitoring of mice/rats post stroke, observational neuro scoring post stroke, etc….)

3) Assistance with post stroke assays for neuroinflammation on brain tissue from the stroked mice.

4) Opportunity to learn mouse/rat middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) stroke model from expert surgeon who is working with us on this project.

5) Fellow in this position would be strongly encouraged to apply for mentored and/or semi-independent grant funding during first year of position.

Successful candidates will be expected to integrate well with our research team and pioneer facilitation of rodent experiments and neurobehavioral testing and neuroinflammation assays.  Solid expertise with rodent animal experiments is essential.  Experience specifically with rodent neurobehavioral assays would also be desired.

Eligible applicants should have a Ph.D. in neuroscience or a related field. Salary will be commensurate with research experience and based on the NIH guidelines for postdoctoral trainees. The University of Washington is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and we welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds and training histories. This position is searching for an entry-level postdoctoral scholar, and will be given the title Post-doctoral Scholar.

The anticipated start date is 11/1/21. This is an annually renewed (12 month service period) appointment.

Postdoctoral scholars are represented by UAW 4121 and are subject to the collective bargaining agreement unless agreed exclusion criteria apply. For more information, please visit the University of Washington Labor Relations website.

Qualifications

Eligible applicants should have a Ph.D. in neuroscience or a related field, or a foreign equivalent.

Application Instructions

Applicants should upload a Cover, and CV.

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Three Post-Doctoral Positions, Neuroscience and Behavior Laboratory, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (Rome, Italy)

(1) Post-doctoral position in Spatial Modulation of Action Selection

https://iit.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?lang=it&job=2100005H

(2) Post-doctoral position in Neuroscience and Behaviour in Ecological Environments

https://iit.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?lang=it&job=2100005F

(3) Post-doctoral position in Human Spinal Neurophysiology

https://iit.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?lang=it&job=2100005B

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Post-Doctoral T32 Position, Clinical and Translational Cancer Control Research Training Program, the University of Rochester and Wilmot Cancer Institute (Rochester, NY)

Now in its 18th year, the NCI-funded T32 Clinical and Translational Cancer Control Research Training Program at the University of Rochester and Wilmot Cancer Institute is seeking outstanding candidates for our upcoming group of post-doctoral fellows starting in summer, 2022. Please see our new Video.

Our program eagerly seeks highly motivated individuals with doctorates (Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent) who are committed to developing a successful research career in cancer control as independent investigators.

The program features exceptionally diverse research opportunities and professional guidance by several NCI-funded mentors. Core program mentors include: Drs. Michelle Janelsins, Ph.D., M.P.H., Gary Morrow, Ph.D., M.S., Karen Mustian, Ph.D., M.P.H., Supriya Mohile, M.D., M.S., Luke Peppone, Ph.D., M.P.H., Charles Kamen, Ph.D., M.P.H., Sarah Kerns, Ph.D., Eva Culakova, Ph.D., Paula Cupertino, Ph.D., and Kim Van Orden, Ph.D. An additional 18 affiliate mentors join our core mentors in providing broad multi-disciplinary mentorship experiences for trainees.

Several key training resources are offered including the University of Rochester NCI-funded Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) Research Base and several specialty laboratories. Cancer control programmatic specialty training areas of our training program include: conduct of Phase I-III clinical trials in both academic and local and nationwide community oncology research settings, geriatric oncology, cancer care delivery research, behavioral interventions, exercise oncology, health equity, nutraceuticals, mobile health, translational science (e.g., protein biomarker, genetics, epigenetics, immunology, physiology, etc.), and biostatistics. A more detailed description of the program, description of mentors, didactic courses and other research training opportunities, and application materials can be found at: www.futureresearchers.org.

Candidates must be US citizens or permanent residents. Candidates must have completed their doctoral training and have their degree conferred prior to starting the program. Candidates with prior post-doctoral training are also eligible.

Two years of funding with stipends of $65,000 per year are offered along with tuition, health insurance, research support, travel to scientific meetings and a Research Assistant Professor position. Applications require three letters of recommendation, a personal statement of your research interests and how you think the program will help your research career along with your CV. Applications received on or before December 15, 2021 will receive priority for review. For questions, please email Co-Directors Drs. Janelsins and Morrow at CancerControlT32@urmc.rochester.edu.

Thank you for your consideration of our NCI T32 Clinical and Translational Cancer Control Research Training Program located in the beautiful Finger Lakes region of upstate New York.

9/24/2021

Ex Vivo Scientist Position, Gordian (San Francisco, CA)

Ready to play a key role in developing gene therapies for diseases of aging? Come join Gordian as our Ex vivo scientist! Seeking ambitious and curious graduating PhD students or post-docs. Contact akela@gordian.bio to learn more.
We are based in San Francisco, and are looking for an Ex vivo scientist to manage and develop our tissue processing and sequencing workflows (job listing). You will have full ownership of collecting tissue from our animal models and turning it into high quality sequencing data, all the while developing protocols for new tissue types and implementing process improvements and new sequencing modalities.
Visit www.gordian.bio/s/2021ExvivoScientist.pdf to learn more.
Contact akela@gordian.bio with questions and to apply.

9/17/2021

Postdoctoral Fellowship Position (3-year), Developmental Neuroscience, The Paris Brain Institute (Paris, France)

Our team and line of research
Yasmine Cantaut-Belarif is a CNRS Research Associate at the Paris Brain Institute. She joined the team of Claire Wyart to investigate the role of cerebrospinal fluid during development. She showed that a conserved polymer bathing in the cavities of the brain and spinal cord, named the Reissner fiber, controls the geometry of the posterior axis in developing zebrafish embryos. Since 2020, her work aims to unravel the mechanisms by which this acellular thread influences the morphogenesis and the alignment of the body at embryonic and post-embryonic stages.
The position
We are seeking to appoint a postdoctoral researcher to join a 3-year research programme in developmental neuroscience funded by the Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR).
The aim of the programme is to understand how the Reissner fiber bathing in the cerebrospinal fluid shapes the geometry of the body and the alignment of the spine during post-embryonic stages. More specifically, we seek to (i)identify the mechanisms by which this fiber is maintained over time in the brain and spinal cord cavities, (ii)to dissect the fundamental molecular and cellular pathways controlling the maintenance of this structure influencing body and spine shape. To address these questions, the candidate will combine the power of genetics and in vivo state-of-the-art imaging in zebrafish and develop approaches including gain-and-loss of function as well as structural and functional analysis of transgenic lines.
Contract & Starting date
One-year renewable contract (three years total)
Starting: January 2022 (flexible)
The environment and team spirit
The Paris Brain Institute provides a stimulating environment hosting an international and interdisciplinary community of outstanding scientists as well as cutting-edge resources and facilities. Our lab culture is to promote communication- and cooperation-based mentoring to achieve creative and rigorous research and to foster the scientific maturity and independence of our trainees!
Candidate profile
We are seeking for a motivated candidate
– working with a proactive and cooperative style in a team
– willing to approach tasks with structured working methods and reproducibility in mind
– able to communicate in an interdisciplinary and international working environment
Required selection criteria
– PhD or MD/PhD with a background in cell/developmental biology and neuroscience. Graduate students about to defend their PhD are encouraged to apply!
– Significant technical expertise in imaging, cell and molecular biology. Programming (Matlab, Python) will be a plus
– Previous experience in zebrafish is welcome but not required
– Excellent organizational skills, self-motivation and creativity
How to apply
Interested applicants must send
– a cover letter stating the research interests and motivation to join us: we want to know more about your vision of science and your work spirit!
– a CV including technical skills
– a list of publications highlighting the most relevant and impactful paper
– 2 reference letters
Contact
Dr. Yasmine Cantaut-Belarif, CNRS Research Associate
Paris Brain Institute
yasmine.belarif@icm-institute.org
Learn more about the institute and the lab
The Paris Brain Institute https://institutducerveau-icm.org/fr/team/equipe-wyart/
The Spinal Sensory Signalling lab http://wyartlab.org/

Scientific Project Manager Position, Zebrafish Phenotyping, Yale University (New Haven, CT)

The Scientific Project Manager is a non-tenure track position at Yale University within the Zebrafish Phenotypic Core for Precision Medicine (established 2019). The Project Manager will provide support and/or assistance to ensure successful experiments by Yale and non-Yale Investigators using zebrafish models in their research programs. An independent research space will be provided with a fully equipped and managed zebrafish facility.

The Core offers both “assisted” services, i.e., Project Manager leads the project for the Investigator, and “unassisted” services, i.e., Project Manager assists Investigators who have experience with zebrafish models with their projects. The candidate will work within a team on a dedicated portfolio of their own research projects.

Major Responsibilities:
Project Management
Proficiency in designing and leading scientific projects, including project scope, study design, implementing the experimental plan/protocol, troubleshooting, and data analysis/reporting
Identify issues and work with and/or assist team member(s) to resolve issues affecting project scope, quality, effort, risk and timelines
Strong managerial skills, including mentoring less experienced Investigators, coordinating personal efforts, ensuring quality work, ensuring all required compliance requirements and standards are maintained, and meeting project deadlines, all with the goal of minimizing experimental failures and achieving timely project completion with strong scientific outcomes
Communicate effectively zebrafish techniques and biology to researchers and clinicians not expert in the field.
“Assist” Services: Conduct a study for an Investigator, starting with assistance from study design through data analysis/reporting
Coordinate and be accountable for multiple tasks and/or projects in progress simultaneously
Ability to work independently and with multidisciplinary teams
Participate in regularly scheduled project team meetings
Maintain appropriate and required financial records and generate reports as requested
Participate in the Core’s ongoing development, including marketing of services, proposals for Core improvements, and staying abreast of technical and scientific advancements in the zebrafish field

Qualifications
PhD in a scientific field(s) related to zebrafish biology
First author publications related to zebrafish projects are preferred
Excellent technical skills, including maintenance of zebrafish colonies, phenotypic analysis of zebrafish embryos and/or adults, microscopy (conventional confocal, two photon or light sheets analysis), gene editing strategies (transgenesis, gene knockin-knockout).
Strong interpersonal skills
Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills as needed to perform responsibilities listed above
Excellent written and verbal skills

Application procedure
Please send your CV plus the name of three references to: andrew.e.prendergast@yale.edu and cc: stefania.nicoli@yale.edu with subject heading “YZPC Position”

(2)Postdoctoral Fellowship Positions, translational neurophysiology, neural engineering, and neurorehabilitation research, University of Washington School of Medicine, St. Louis (St. Louis, MO)

The Plasticity, Monoamines, and Recovery of Function Lab (PMRF Lab) at Washington University School of Medicine, under the direction of Prof. Jacob McPherson (https://sites.wustl.edu/pmrflab), has immediate openings for two postdoctoral fellows with interests in neurophysiology, neural engineering, and neurorehabilitation.
The PMRF Lab studies patterns of synaptic communication within sensorimotor neural networks and how these networks learn to modify their function(s) when new patterns are introduced or existing patterns are altered. We are particularly interested in understanding the extent to which these basic principles of neural learning can be leveraged to restore a more appropriate balance of sensory and motor transmission after CNS injury.

Much of our work derives from the observation that injuries to the central nervous system frequently result both in movement impairments and changes in pain perception. Yet, while many therapies intended to target movement impairments also impact pain perception (and vice versa), these interventions are developed and evaluated primarily through the prism of movement or pain alone. The ultimate goal of our work is to reduce maladaptive consequences of altered sensorimotor communication (e.g., neuropathic pain, movement impairments) after CNS injury towards development of therapies that offer multi-modal rehabilitation.
One post-doc will take a lead role in advancing an NIH R01-funded project that seeks to develop a neural-computer interface for simultaneous rehabilitation of movement impairments and neuropathic pain in animal models of spinal cord injury (SCI). Prior experience with electrophysiology and/or conducting behavioral experiments in rodent, feline, or non-human primate models is required. Experience in any of the following areas is highly desirable: in vivo electrophysiology, rodent behavioral assessments, single-neuron recording/patch clamping, immunohistochemistry, animal or human neuropathophysiology research (particularly spinal cord injury or neuropathic pain research), quantitative analysis of biophysical signals (e.g., single neuron spiking data, EMG, ECoG, ENG), Matlab programming, and data acquisition/instrumentation. Direct link to WUSTL application site for animal-model post-doc here.
The other post-doc will take a lead role in advancing an AHA Innovation Award-funded project that seeks to use principles of Hebbian neural plasticity to modify neural transmission in brainstem-spinal motor pathways in individuals with chronic hemiparetic stroke. Experience in any of the following areas is highly desirable: human neuropathophysiology research (particularly stroke, neuropathic pain, or spinal cord injury research), quantitative analysis of biophysical signals (e.g., EMG, kinematics, EEG), Matlab programming, rehabilitation robotics or development of mechatronic systems for quantifying human biomechanics, and data acquisition/instrumentation. Direct link to WUSTL application site for human-subjects post-doc here.

The successful candidates will join a dynamic, collaborative, and growing laboratory, and will work directly with Prof. McPherson to gain relevant technical and scientific expertise, as well as professional development mentorship. The PMRF Lab is housed within the vibrant Washington University School of Medicine, specifically the Program In Physical Therapy, Department of Anesthesiology, and the Washington University Pain Center. The postdoctoral fellows will be able to interact directly with other faculty, postdocs, and students engaged in neural engineering, neurophysiology, and neurorehabilitation research and patient care.
Qualified candidates are encouraged to send (1) a detailed CV, (2) a statement of research experience and interests, and (3) the names and contact information for at least three scientific references to Prof. McPherson at mcpherson.jacob@wustl.edu. The positions are available immediately; review will continue until the positions are filled.

8/13/2021

Postdoctoral Fellowship Positions(two years), Motor neurons in human subjects, Nałęcz Institute of Biocybernetics & Biomedical Engineering (Warsaw, Poland)

Professor Maria Piotrkiewicz (https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Maria-Piotrkiewicz) is seeking applicants for a two-year post-doctoral research fellowship to conduct studies on motor neurons in human subjects at the Nałęcz Institute of Biocybernetics & Biomedical Engineering in Warsaw, Poland.  Interested parties should contact her by email  (maria.piotrkiewicz@ibib.waw.pl).

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Postdoctoral Teaching Positions, Molecular and Cellular Biology, & Fundamentals of Biology, Seattle University (Seattle, WA)

Seattle U is looking for instructors for two biology courses at Seattle University this fall, and wondered if you’d be willing to share this opportunity with post-docs in your program?

The courses are:

  • Biology I: Molecular & Cellular Biology MWF 8-9:10am + Lab Th 9am-12pm
  • Fundamentals of Immunology MWF 9:20-10:45am

If they are interested, please ask them to contact me at whitlowl@seattleu.edu or our Associate Chair, Michelle DuBois at mdubois@seattleu.edu.

7/23/2021

Postdoctoral Fellowship Positions, Wu Tsai Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, Wu Tsai Institute, Yale University (New Haven, CT)

The Wu Tsai Postdoctoral Fellowships program seeks applications from soon-to-be PhDs or current postdocs interested in interdisciplinary research at the frontiers of neuroscience. We are particularly interested in applications from scientists from backgrounds historically underrepresented in science and/or who have a demonstrated commitment to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The program offers a generous stipend ($60K starting) for up to 3 years, funds for training, cohort-based professional development and community-building activities, and access to cutting edge facilities in the new Wu Tsai Institute (WTI) at Yale, dedicated to integrative studies of the mind. International applicants are welcome.

The call features four co-mentored areas of research, carefully selected for the mentors’ outstanding interdisciplinary research and the labs’ inclusive and supportive training environments. Candidates from a range of disciplinary expertise and interests in neuroscience are also encouraged to apply to an open track.

The deadline for applications is August 15. You can find more information and application instructions here: https://bit.ly/WTIPostdocFellows

6/25/2021

Postdoctoral and Research Scientist Positions, Seattle Children’s Research Institute, University of Washington (Seattle, WA)

The Johnson laboratory at Seattle Children’s Research Institute / the University of Washington is seeking to hire highly one motivated postdoctoral fellow and one research scientist to study the pathobiology of genetic mitochondrial diseases, with a primary focus on neurologic sequelae of disease. Our laboratory uses mouse, cell culture, and nematode models to study the impact of mitochondrial dysfunction on neurodevelopment, and the mechanisms underlying degenerative processes in mitochondrial disease. Ongoing funded efforts in our laboratory include studying the neurodevelopmental events that lead to the development of central nervous system lesions in the mitochondrial disease Leigh syndrome, probing the mechanistic underpinnings of recently identified but poorly understood therapeutic strategies including mTOR inhibition and chronic mild hypoxia, and examining the interplay between mitochondrial dysfunction, neuronal stress, immune cell activation, and disease. An ideal candidate for the post-doctoral position would have an interest in mitochondrial disease, inflammatory disease, and neurobiology, and would have experience working with mouse models, including complex animal breeding schemes. An ideal candidate for the research scientist position would be comfortable with mouse work and have experience with, or be willing to learn, histologic methods, confocal, two-photon, and light-sheet microscopy, and mouse surgical methods, including brain microinjection. PhDs or PhCs planning to graduate this summer who have expertise in molecular biology, mouse or C. elegans genetics, pathology, and/or neuroscience are encouraged to send CVs or any questions to Dr. Simon Johnson at Simoncj@u.washington.edu. The successful candidates will be dedicated scientists who enjoy working independently but collaboratively and are motivated by the desire to uncover mechanisms of disease and translate basic biomedical research into therapeutic strategies for genetic disorders

6/4/2021

Multiple Biology Education Research Postdoctoral Positions, Research, San Francisco State University (San Francisco, CA)

SEPAL – The Science Education Partnership and Assessment Laboratory – at San Francisco State University (SFSU) invites applications for multiple Postdoctoral Scholar positions in Biology Education and Research with a strong focus on investigating grant-funded efforts to promote effective and inclusive undergraduate science education. Applicants with divergent experiences and perspectives are strongly encouraged to apply.

Funded by multiple grant awards – including a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Inclusive Excellence Award, a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA), and a National Science Foundation (NSF) Core Research Award, the SEPAL postdoctoral scholars will collaborate with a diverse team of instructors and staff, as well as partner with our talented, upper-division biology majors, on a variety of biology education research projects related to current grant awards. Research efforts include but are not limited to investigating: the role of instructor language in student learning and inclusion, the impact of involving biology students as collaborators in undergraduate science education reform, service-learning courses as mechanisms for institutional change, the influence of intuitive reasoning on biology learning, the impact of integrating counter-stereotypical scientists’ stories into secondary school and college science courses, and the influence of a variety of interventions on students’ science learning, sense of belonging, and leadership development.

These multiple SEPAL postdoctoral positions will be with Dr. Kimberly Tanner, Professor of Biology, and in collaboration with a culturally and intellectually diverse community of collaborators. SEPAL Postdocs will participate in designing, collecting, and analyzing assessment evidence to investigate the impact of a range of undergraduate science teaching efforts on student experiences and instructor teaching practices. In addition to a research role, SEPAL Postdocs will also participate in day-to-day program implementation, including recruitment of participants, co-teaching courses, planning and coordination of professional development activities, mentorship of undergraduate students in research, and grant management and reporting. The position is renewable for 2-3 years, and previous postdoctoral scholars have obtained their desired next professional position within that time frame.

Required and Preferred Qualifications

Required qualifications are a Ph.D. in biology or life science education and a strong interest in developing inclusive excellence in biology education scholarship and research. Experience working with diverse populations of students and faculty is essential, as is a strong interest in promoting equity and inclusion in the sciences. Abilities to prioritize tasks, to engage in long- and short-term planning, and to handle a variety of demands simultaneously are critical. The following attributes, experiences, and knowledge are preferred: commitment to inclusion efforts, creativity and curiosity, mentorship skills, curriculum development experience, knowledge of national science education reform efforts, formal teaching experience, experience in developing assessments, qualitative and quantitative assessment analysis skills, and website management. We seek a self-motivated, collaborative, creative individual who has excellent interpersonal, writing, and public speaking skills, who can work both independently and as part of a team, and who will bring new perspectives to our efforts to promote effective and inclusive undergraduate science education.

San Francisco State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong commitment to diversity. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or other legally protected category. We strongly encourage the application of individuals from groups marginalized in the sciences.

Salary and Appointment

SEPAL postdoctoral positions are full-time, salaried, and benefited positions at San Francisco State University. Positions are annually renewable, dependent on performance and continued grant funding, which is anticipated. Salary is competitive and commensurate with professional experience and qualifications of the candidates. San Francisco State University offers excellent benefit packages.

Application Procedure

To apply for the SEPAL postdoctoral positions, please submit the following to SEPAL Director, Dr. Kimberly Tanner via email (kdtanner@sfsu.edu):

1) a cover letter of interest in the position, including your career goals (≤ 2 pages),

2) a current curriculum vitae, and

3) the names of three professional references, including their current position, relationship to the applicant, and phone and email contact information.

Application Review Timeline

Review of applications will begin June 21, 2021, continuing until positions are filled.

Questions?

Questions about the position should be directed to SEPAL Director, Dr. Kimberly D. Tanner, Professor, Department of Biology, San Francisco State University, (kdtanner@sfsu.edu). More information about SEPAL can be found at: https://www.sfsusepal.org

5/20/2021

Data Scientist Position, Research, Teaching, and Learning (RTL) UC Berkeley (Seattle, WA)

Responsibilities

Research, Teaching, and Learning (RTL) at UC Berkeley is looking for an experienced data engineer with a data science background to be part of a new initiative supporting Learning Analytics. We’re looking for someone with strong analytical skills to work with a data science team providing insights to campus leadership, faculty, students, and staff in support of student development and understanding the effectiveness of teaching practices.

Key Responsibilities:

Use best practices for code development, optimization and unit testing
Build project-specific data pipelines (ETL processes) and validation tools using Python, SQL and AWS cloud technologies
Partner with members of the campus data science community to define requirements for the Learning Analytics projects
Implement data models, database schemas, data structures and processing logic to support automated insights
Manage concurrent requests from cross-campus and cross-functional teams –must be able to strategically prioritize when necessary.
Required Qualifications

Strong skills developing production-grade applications and services in Python and possibly other programming languages. Code must be well-written, secure, and well documented.
Experience with RESTful web services design, microservice architectures, distributed computing, standard data formats, and systems integration.
Demonstrated experience with data mining, machine learning, data science and data interpretation techniques.
Demonstrated experience using data science libraries in Python, SQL, R etc. to transform, clean, analyze, and model data; report statistics; generate insights.
Experience with data warehousing and high speed data analytics processing frameworks like Apache Spark, Kafka, Redshift etc.
Experience with cloud technologies -for example, AWS services like Redshift, S3, EMR, Glue, Sagemaker, EC2.
Education and Training

Bachelor’s degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.

Preferred Qualifications

Applied experience in independently building machine learning models using popular ML/DL frameworks like scikit-learn, SparkML, nltk, Caffe 2, Keras, Tensorflow etc.
Experience with management of terabyte size datasets of semi-structured and unstructured formats to discover hidden patterns.
Experience with productivity software like JupyterHub, Tableau, etc to create user friendly dashboards, data visualizations, reports, presentations, etc.
Ability to present complex findings and recommendations to cross functional partners in a clear and concise manner both in writing and verbally.
Should be very knowledgeable about data quality, security and governance standards and requirements for handling sensitive data. (for example, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, or FERPA).
Familiarity with open learning data standards xAPI, Caliper is desired.
Familiarity with logical data design and data mapping and data conversion.
Degree in Data Science preferred.

Salary & Benefits

Hiring Range: $120,000 – $130,000 annually. Salary commensurate with experience. For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit: https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/compensation-and-benefits/index.html

How to Apply
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
Diversity Statement
Please include, as part of your application a brief (1-2 paragraph) statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in your professional experience. Advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion are fundamental to our UC Berkeley Principles of Community, which states that “every member of the UC Berkeley community has a role in sustaining a safe, caring, and humane environment in which these values can thrive.”
Other Information
The minimum posting duration of this position is 14 calendar days. The department will not initiate the application review process prior to May 12, 2021.

More information and to apply

5/13/2021

Research Associate Position, Imaging, Cajal Neuroscience (Seattle, WA)

Job Description.

Cajal is seeking a Research Associate motivated by Cajal’s mission to develop new medicines for patients with neurodegenerative disorders. Our team members thrive on getting things done, and eagerly navigate the uncertainty of an ever-changing and fast-paced environment in a pre-clinical biotech company.  As a Research Associate at Cajal, you will work on all aspects of tissue clearing and microscopy to support the high-throughput imaging techniques we use to model neurodegenerative disease and find new therapeutic targets that slow or block disease progression. The position is open to all levels of qualified candidates.

Responsibilities:

  •   Work with the imaging team to design and execute all experiments
  •   Learn and perform tissue clearing techniques with whole-brain samples
  •   Optimize and develop protocols for labeling new targets in cleared brains

This job might be great for you if you:

  •   have experience with immunohistochemistry and/or fluorescence microscopy (e.g. confocal),
  •   are excited about learning and testing novel tissue clearing strategies,
  •   are detail-oriented and thrive in a highly collaborative, team-oriented startup environment,
  •   love working in the lab, are organized, and take pride in your work,
  •   have a BA, BS, MS or equivalent in a biology-related field.

Company

Cajal is a well-funded team of experienced scientists looking to solve one of the most vexing problems in drug discovery. We are applying high throughput microscopy, functional genetic screening, and multi-omics approaches to identify new drug targets for neurodegenerative diseases.

Medical, dental, & vision coverage with competitive compensation based on experience level.

Cajal Neuroscience is an equal opportunity company. We believe we are a team of people first, and we do our best to make sure all of our team members feel supported and connected at work.

To apply:

Please send an email with your CV and cover letter to: careers@cajalneuro.com
You can also get more information or apply here.

Scientist Position, Translational Models, Cajal Neuroscience (Seattle, WA)

Job Description. 

Cajal is seeking a Scientist motivated by our mission to develop new medicines for patients with neurodegenerative disorders. Our team members thrive on getting things done, eagerly trouble-shoot random tasks that arise in startups, and can navigate the uncertainty of an ever-changing fast-paced environment. As a Scientist in the Translational Models and Biomarkers group at Cajal, you will be responsible for developing assays for neurodegeneration-related pathologies and biomarkers in relevant mouse models of disease. Many pathologies will be mapped with histology and image-based methods, but other labeling and detection methods may be required. You will also collaborate across teams to identify and recommend human-mouse translatable biomarkers.  Successful assays will be transitioned to our high throughput platforms for testing therapeutic interventions in mouse models of disease.

This job might be great for you if you:

  • Have experience labeling and identifying pathological markers of neurodegenerative disease in rodent models
  • Have experience working with rodent models of Parkinson’s and/or Alzheimer’s diseases
  • Have excellent bench skills and enjoy working in the laboratory
  • Are detail-oriented and thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative, team-oriented startup environment
  • Have experience working with imaging or other types of human neurodegenerative disease datasets
  • Have a PhD in neuroscience, pathology, biochemistry, or a related field

Company

Cajal is a well-funded team of experienced scientists looking to solve one of the most vexing problems in drug discovery. We are applying high throughput microscopy, functional genetic screening, and multi-omics approaches to identify new drug targets for neurodegenerative diseases.

Medical, dental, & vision coverage with competitive compensation based on experience level.

Cajal Neuroscience is an equal opportunity company. We believe we are a team of people first, and we do our best to make sure all of our team members feel supported and connected at work.

To apply:

Please send an email with your CV and cover letter to: careers@cajalneuro.com
You can also get more information or apply here.

4/30/2021

Post-Doc Position, Neuromodulatory mechanisms supporting of auditory perceptual learning, UW Neuro Alum Melissa Caras’s Lab, University of Maryland (College Park, MD)

Start date: Immediate; open until filled

Position Summary:  The Caras Lab at the University of Maryland College Park is looking for a postdoctoral fellow to study neuromodulatory mechanisms supporting auditory perceptual learning in Mongolian gerbils. The successful applicant will measure and manipulate neuromodulatory release, and assess its impact on cortical activity in freely-moving animals engaged in auditory detection tasks. A variety of techniques will be used, including in vivo multichannel electrophysiology and pharmacology, fiber photometry, novel genetically-encoded fluorescent biosensors, chemogenetics and/or optogenetics. The candidate will be highly involved in all aspects of the research, from design to publication, and will additionally have the opportunity to mentor graduate and undergraduate students.

Educational Requirements:  Applicants should possess (or expect to receive soon) a PhD in Neuroscience, Biology, Psychology, Pharmacology,  Engineering, or a related field.

Qualifications and experience:  All interested candidates should have extensive experience with in vivo physiology or imaging, and be comfortable programming. Experience with operant conditioning is a plus, but not required. In addition, all successful applicants will have strong laboratory, communication, and analytical skills.

To apply: Applicants should submit a CV, a brief description of research interests, and the names and contact information of two or more references to mcaras@umd.edu.

For more information, visit the lab website: www.caraslab.org

Scientist Position, Single Cell Genomics, Parse Biosciences, (Seattle, WA)

Who We’re Looking For:

You care about the impact of your work and are aligned with our mission of enabling faster scientific progress. You care about enabling researchers to develop new therapies and better understand biology.

You have a passion for technology development in genomics and molecular biology. You value working and solving problems as part of a team, but can also take initiative and work independently. You can adapt to a rapidly changing technology landscape and are open to learning new skills.

Job Summary:

Your primary technical focus will be improving the performance of our single-cell RNA-sequencing kit and expanding the applications beyond whole transcriptome sequencing. As a scientist at Parse, you will become an expert on the molecular biology relevant to single cell sequencing and use that expertise to come up with creative solutions and technologies. Ideas will be systematically tested with careful planning, experimental execution, and analysis. You will work as part of a collaborative team of other scientists and research associates and be responsible for clearly communicating results to the rest of the team. As a scientist, you will also mentor more junior members of the research team and contribute to their career development.

Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in molecular biology/genomics (or related field)
  • Experience with Next-Generation Sequencing library preparation
  • Must have strong communication, organizational and time management skills.
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced startup environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with single-cell sequencing
  • Programming experience (Python or R)
  • Next-Generation Sequencing data analysis

Job Posting

4/9/2021

Project Manager Position, Allen Institute, (Seattle, WA)

The Allen Institute is looking for a new project manager to support projects and newly funded efforts in the MindScope program at the Allen Institute. We are looking for someone with neuroscience training, familiarity with research grants and experience managing scientific projects. It’s great timing to join our team and start these efforts off on the right foot. Please reach out to Florie D’Orazi (florence.dorazi@alleninstitute.org) if you have questions about the role!

Job Posting

4/9/2021

Postdoctoral Fellowship Position, McGovern Institute for Brain Research, MIT (Cambridge, MA)

We are seeking postdoctoral fellowship applications from soon-to-be or recent PhD graduates in neuroscience, psychology, molecular and cell biology, biological engineering, or a related field. Positions are two to three year appointments that offer a competitive salary. Come join our exciting research program in a vibrant city!

Scientists who identify as members of under-represented groups in neuroscience, including, but not limited to women, Black and African Americans, Indigenous or Native Americans, Pacific Islanders, Hispanics or Latinos, and those with disabilities or from disadvantaged backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. MIT is a non-discriminatory/affirmative action equal opportunity employer.

Research opportunities are available in the following research areas: brain imaging, cellular and molecular neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience, computational neuroscience, genome engineering, neuroengineering, neuroethology, and systems neuroscience.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Please submit the following information to Jill Crittenden for consideration:

  • A curriculum vitae, including a summary of the applicant’s educational and training record
  • A cover letter relating prior research experience, indication of which PI(s) or lab(s) you are interested in working with and a statement of why you are interested.
  • Please indicate citizenship status – US citizen/Green card holder or visa sponsorship required

We also encourage researchers interested in postdoctoral positions within McGovern Institute labs to contact our faculty directly.

Research Associate 1 Position, Viral Tools Pipeline, Allen Institute (Seattle, WA)

Essential Functions

  • Generate AAV vectors using standard molecular cloning techniques
  • Deliver AAVs into the mouse brain via retro-orbital or direct brain injections
  • Evaluate transgene expression in the brain using fluorescence microscopy, immunohistochemistry (IHC), and multiplex fluorescence in situ hybridization (mFISH)
  • Perform tasks in a highly structured and efficient manner in a timeline- and milestone-driven environment
  • Help maintain internal tools database and electronic tracking documents
  • Generate figures and presentations for team and larger group meetings
  • Contribute to scientific publications and grant applications

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Neurobiology, Genetics, Biochemistry or related discipline
  • At least one year working in a research lab environment
  • 0-2 years’ experience post bachelor’s degree
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Proficiency with recombinant DNA construction software (Geneious, Vector NTI) and Adobe Software (Photoshop and Illustrator)
  • Experience working with mouse models and handling rodents
  • Experience with molecular techniques (i.e. cloning, PCR)
  • Experience with histological techniques (immunohistochemistry and fixed tissue imaging)
  • Ability to work independently and within a collaborative, multi-disciplinary environment
  • Positive attitude, self-motivated, and ability to trouble-shoot
  • Outstanding communication skills

Work Environment

  • Exposure and handling of laboratory animals required
  • Laboratory atmosphere – possible exposure to chemical, biological or other hazardous substances

Physical Demands

  • Occasional lifting to 30 pounds
  • Frequently required to sit, stand, walk, stoop, kneel or reach
  • Fine motor movements in fingers/hands to operate computers and other office equipment; lab equipment

Position Type

  • This role is currently working onsite and remotely when possible, due to COVID-19 and our focus on employee safety. We continue to evaluate the safest options for our employees.

Apply Here

Scientist II Position, Viral Tools Pipeline, Allen Institute (Seattle, WA)

Essential Functions

  • Design and construct AAV vectors using standard molecular cloning techniques
  • Deliver AAVs into the mouse brain via retro-orbital or direct brain injections
  • Evaluate transgene expression in the brain using fluorescence microscopy, immunohistochemistry (IHC), and multiplex fluorescence in situ hybridization (mFISH)
  • Develop and implement standardized processes for vector development, screening, and validation
  • Perform complex tasks in a timeline- and milestone-driven organization
  • Manage junior research associates and coordinate activities with key stakeholders on vector development, screening, and validation
  • Communicate results rapidly and with a high level of transparency
  • Manage deposition of tools and data to public repositories
  • Lead publications, contribute to grant applications, and preparation of intellectual property (IP)-related materials

Required Education and Experience 

  • Ph.D in Neurobiology, Genetics, Virology or related field; or equivalent combination of degree and experience,
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience working post PhD completion
  • Experience with molecular cloning techniques and with DNA construction software (Geneious or Vector NTI)
  • Experience with MS office programs and other related software (Adobe products and software for basic image analysis)
  • Ability to work at the bench >80% of the time

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Ph.D. and at least 4 years of experience in Neurobiology, Genetics, Virology
  • Deep experience with molecular cloning techniques and AAV vectors
  • Experience producing AAVs and delivering them into the mouse brain
  • Experience with mouse models and complex genetic strategies
  • Experience characterizing gene expression in the mouse brain
  • Proficient in mouse brain tissue sectioning, staining (IHC), fluorescence imaging (epi and confocal), and image analysis
  • Experience with mFISH
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills
  • Experience working in milestone-driven environment with aggressive timelines
  • Highly self-motivated, experienced research scientist with a positive attitude and ability to work independently to solve problems
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills
  • Experience designing and leading research projects and mentoring others
  • Strong publication record

Work Environment

  • Exposure and handling of laboratory animals required
  • Laboratory atmosphere – possible exposure to chemical, biological or other hazardous Physical Demands
  • Occasional lifting to 30 pounds
  • Frequently required to sit, stand, walk, stoop, kneel or reach
  • Fine motor movements in fingers/hands to operate computers and other office equipment; lab equipment

Position Type

  • This role is currently working onsite and remotely when possible, due to COVID-19 and our focus on employee safety. We continue to evaluate the safest options for our employees.

Apply Here

4/2/2021

Postdoctoral Position, Department of Biological Structure, Dhaka Lab (Seattle, WA)

Responsibilities

A postdoctoral position is available in the Dhaka Lab in the Department of Biological Structure at the University of Washington. The long-term aim of research in the Dhaka Lab is to better understand how temperature and pain sensation are encoded by the nervous system. The postdoctoral research fellow will work on individual and collaborative projects that use genetic, pharmacology, behavioral assessment and neuronal activity profiling to investigate how hedonic valence is assigned to noxious stimuli by the central nervous system. Model organisms for this work will be zebrafish and mouse.

Qualifications

·        PhD degree in neuroscience, molecular biology, genetics, cell biology, developmental biology, or related field.

·        Research experience in a genetic model system including the use of optogenetics are highly desirable.

·        Research experience with in vitro and in vivo confocal microscopy, including calcium imaging would be ideal.

·        Experience in molecular biology, cell biology and the creation of transgenic model systems.

·        Independent, self-motivated, and able to work as part of a collaborative team.

·        Experience in writing and submitting manuscripts and meeting abstracts.

·        Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Interested candidates should forward correspondence to dhaka@uw.edu

Research Scientist 1 Position, Department of Biological Structure, Dhaka Lab (Seattle, WA)

JOB DUTIES
• Will conduct experiments with mouse and zebrafish model systems, including behavioral analysis of somatosensory perception, gene knockdown, creation of transgenic animals, genomic mapping.
• Will conduct experiments utilizing the following biology techniques: DNA cloning, DNA plasmid preparation, electrophoresis, PCR, tissue culture, in situ hybridization, immunofluorescence.
• Help maintain breeding colony of mice, including ear tagging, genotyping.
• Perform experimental procedures on mice, including cell and tissue isolation.
• Operate standard laboratory equipment such as microscopes, centrifuges, spectrophotometers, incubators, pH meters, balances.
• Prepare laboratory reagents, buffers, culture media, agar plates.
• Order and maintain records of chemicals, reagents, equipment and supplies.
• Participate in lab meetings.
The Department of Biological Structure is a modern anatomy department which studies structural organization ranging from molecules to the human body. The faculty’s scholarly interests can be roughly divided into four groups: cell and developmental biology; neural circuits in retina and brain; three-dimensional structure of biologically-relevant molecules studied by X-ray crystallography; and computer graphics and informatics. The research activity in the department is funded by NIH and NSF grants, private foundation grants, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, USDA and a contract from the National Library of Medicine.  Most faculty members interact with other faculty, residents and students within Biological Structure as well as with groups in other departments throughout the University. This creates a stimulating atmosphere which encourages innovative anatomical research.  As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please view this page.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
BS degree in Developmental Biology, Neuroscience, Biology, Biochemistry, or related field. Less than 3 months of relevant experience.
• Experience with basic molecular biology techniques and tissue culture/sterile technique.
• Ability to work with mice and zebrafish.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements such as license/certification/registration.
DESIRED REQUIREMENTS
• Experience working with zebrafish, animal behavioral assessment, microinjection of zebrafish.
• Experience working with mice, including colony maintenance and behavioral assessment.
• Proficiency with in situ hybridization and immunostaining techniques.
• Proficiency with confocal microscopy and in vivo calcium imaging.

Job Posting

Two Postdoctoral Positions, the EpiMVP Epilepsy Center Without Walls, University of Michigan  (Seattle, WA)

Job Summary:

EpiMVP announces two competitive, two-year postdoctoral fellowships, starting in Fall 2021 for training in Project 1, 2, or 3 with full access to the Research Cores. Successful applicants will be required to apply for funding through other mechanisms for additional years of training. Trainees will present their research at the EpiMVP annual meeting and at AES. The Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research Education and Mentoring Group (https://michr.umich.edu/) will provide multidisciplinary education, career development, and mentoring programs for EpiMVP scholars.
Applicants with a particular interest in any of the following areas are particularly encouraged to apply
–  Induced pluripotent stem cells: Differentiation to 2D and 3D neuronal models of epilepsy and associated neurodevelopmental disorders
– Genomic data and computational analysis: Single-cell sequencing technologies and machine learning algorithms to interpret genetic variants
– Development of rodent or zebrafish models of genetic epilepsy
How to apply:
Please email a single PDF document to Ashley Galloway (ashgallo@med.umich.edu) containing:
1. A cover letter stating your interest in EpiMVP
2. Your CV
3. The names of three references
Please also request letters from your three references to be sent to Ashley Galloway (ashgallo@med.umich.edu).
Deadline for application: June 1, 2021

3/23/2021

Scientist I, Protein Assay Development for Spatial Imaging and Profiling platforms, Nanostring  (Seattle, WA)

Job Summary:

In your role as a Scientist I in the Research and Development group at NanoString Technologies you will develop new approaches to visualize protein expression using our Spatial Molecular Imaging platform. You will work towards inventing and optimizing assays for high plex protein visualization and quantification. The Spatial Molecular Imaging platform is a next generation solution for multiplexed analysis of RNA and protein expression for individual cells within intact tissue samples. As this technology is developed, you will have opportunities for close collaboration between biologists, engineers, chemists, and bioinformaticians as we advance our goal to lead the market in all aspects of spatially-resolved genomics.

 Essential Functions:

  • Design and perform experiments (~70% benchwork) and analyze data with minimal supervision.
  • Apply your skillset in immunohistochemistry to develop and optimize new protein assays and applications for the Spatial Molecular Imager platform.
  • Develop robust and reproducible analytical methods for data generated in high-plex spatial protein expression studies.
  • Present findings to internal and external stakeholders including NSTG senior leadership.
  • Interact with various internal teams (e.g., marketing, sales, product development) in a cross-functional manner.

Qualifications and Requirements (Education, Experience, Specific Skills):

  • Ph.D. in molecular biology, biochemistry, chemistry, or related field with 0-3 years of experience
  • Experience with immunohistochemistry and multiplexed protein microscopy techniques.
  • Experience with in situ hybridization and related histological techniques.
  • Extensive molecular biology experience, including nucleic acid design and hybridization.
  • Proven track record of innovation through peer reviewed publications.
  • Demonstrated background in statistical computing and graphics languages (e.g., R, Python)
  • Ability to work both independently and closely in collaboration with a core team.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Capable of working under pressure within tight deadlines while balancing multiple concurrent experiments.

NanoString is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status. NanoString does not accept unsolicited agency resumes and will not pay fees to any third-party agency or company that it does not have a signed agreement with.

Accommodations

If you require assistance or accommodation when applying for open positions please contact recruiting@nanostring.com

Apply Here

3/5/2021

Post-Doctoral positions, Neurology, Behavioral & Developmental Neuropsychiatry, Biostastitcs and more, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital (Cincinnati, OH)

Full listing of positions here

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center is a premier pediatric research institution with over 900 diverse and productive faculty members. Here, researchers work collaboratively across specialties and divisions to address some of the biggest challenges we face today in improving child health. A strong network of research support services and facilities, along with institutional commitment to research, push our team of faculty, postdocs and support staff to explore the boundaries of what is possible, leading to significant breakthroughs. We are driven by our mission to improve child health and transform the delivery of care through fully integrated, globally recognized research, education and innovation.

Post-doctoral research fellows at Cincinnati Children’s are valued for their unique interests and strengths, and are supported by our institution’s strong programming for post-docs through the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and the Office of Academic Affairs and Career Development. Mentoring, support for international students and an emphasis on crafting high-quality grant proposals are only a few of the features that set our program apart. Cincinnati Children’s is a respected part of the broader, and very vibrant, Cincinnati community. With a thriving arts scene, numerous festivals celebrating music and food, a passionate fan following for our college and professional sports teams, and a variety of opportunities for outdoor activities, our region is truly a great place to work and live.

2/26/2021

Research Associate positions, High Throughput and Viral Tools, Cajal Neuroscience (Seattle, WA)

Viral Tools: (Job Posting)

Job Description. 

Cajal is seeking a Research Associate motivated by Cajal’s mission to develop new medicines for patients with neurodegenerative disorders. Our team members thrive on getting things done, and eagerly navigate the uncertainty of an ever-changing and fast-paced environment in a pre-clinical biotech company.  As a Research Associate at Cajal, you will assist in the design and production of viral and genetic tools to support the translational models and functional genomics groups, integral parts of our platform to find new therapeutic targets in neurodegenerative disease progression.

Responsibilities:

  • Clone plasmids for new AAV vectors  (restriction digest and ligation cloning, Gibson Assembly, DNA sequencing and alignment analysis, DNA plasmid preparation)
  • Collaboratively work across teams to design new AAV vectors
  • Assist with AAV production, isolation, and quality control (qPCR and western blotting)
  • Optimize and develop protocols for AAV production pipeline

This job might be great for you if you:

  • have experience cloning plasmid DNA (experience designing and cloning viral vectors, such as AAV, is a plus),
  • have experience in a variety of cellular and molecular techniques such as plasmid preparation, DNA sequencing, qPCR, cell culture, western blotting, etc.,
  • are excited about learning and implementing novel techniques like single-cell sequencing and CRISPR,
  • are detail-oriented and thrive in a highly collaborative, team-oriented startup environment,
  • love working in the lab, are organized, and take pride in your work,
  • have a BA, BS, MS or equivalent in a biology-related field.

High Throughput: (Job posting)

Job Description.

Cajal is seeking a Research Associate motivated by Cajal’s mission to develop new medicines for patients with neurodegenerative disorders. Our team members thrive on getting things done, and eagerly navigate the uncertainty of an ever-changing and fast-paced environment in a pre-clinical biotech company.  As a Research Associate at Cajal, you will work on all aspects of tissue clearing and microscopy to support the high-throughput imaging techniques used by the translational models and functional genomics groups, an integral part of our platform to find new therapeutic targets in neurodegenerative disease progression. The position is open to all levels of qualified candidates.

Responsibilities:

  •   Work with the imaging team to design and implement a pipeline for high-throughput use of a lightsheet microscope
  •   Operate the lightsheet microscope
  •   Collect, handle, and process brain samples for antibody labeling and tissue clearing
  •   Test and compare new clearing and labeling technologies
  •   Optimize and develop protocols for antibody labeling of new targets

This job might be great for you if you:

  •   have experience with immunohistochemistry and/or fluorescence microscopy,
  •   are excited about learning and testing novel tissue clearing strategies,
  •   have experience in rodent brain dissections or neuroanatomy
  •   are detail-oriented and thrive in a highly collaborative, team-oriented startup environment,
  •   love working in the lab, are organized, and take pride in your work,
  •   have a BA, BS, MS or equivalent in a biology-related field.

Postdoctoral Fellow position, Department of Membrane Biology & Cell Biology & Human Anatomy, UC Davis, School of Medicine (Davis, CA)

Description

The Dickson and Simo labs in the Departments Physiology and Membrane Biology & Cell
Biology and Human Anatomy at the University of California Davis School of Medicine are
seeking a post-doctoral scientist to join a fun research collaboration. Our labs are
interested in the role of ion channels and signaling lipids in neuronal migration during
development of the cortex. Recent and ongoing projects from our labs have focused on
crucial molecular pathways for brain development and neuron fidelity in health and
disease. To study dynamic signaling pathways, we use mouse genetics, in utero
electroporation, molecular techniques, proteomics, lipidomics, patch clamp
electrophysiology, and multiple advanced imaging modalities including TIRF, confocal
and state-of-the-art super-resolution technologies.
Successful candidates will enjoy a supportive, diverse, and stimulating laboratory
environment with cutting-edge instrumentation and facilities, and a strong culture of
training and mentorship.
Applicants must have a PhD, or MD degree and should have a demonstrated background
in neuroscience, neurophysiology, and/or cell biology and signaling cascades. Previous
experience in at least one of the following is really helpful: enzymatic isolation of primary
neurons, cell biology and cell signaling, patch clamp electrophysiology, calcium imaging,
and fluorescence microscopy. The applicant should have a strong publication record, be
able to independently design and conduct experiments, be an effective communicator
and problem-solver willing to work within a collaborative team.
Successful applicants will be expected to stay abreast of current literature in the field,
design and execute experiments, assist in the collection of data for grant applications,
and to prepare their results for presentation at national and international scientific
conferences and for publication in peer-reviewed journals. UC Davis is a supportive,
diverse, and collaborative community, ideally situated in the sunny Sacramento Valley
between beautiful Lake Tahoe and the San Francisco Bay Area.
TO APPLY:
Interested candidates should send their CV/biosketch, a cover letter expressing their interest in
the position, and the name and email of three qualified references to both Drs. Sergi Simo and
Eamonn Dickson, via email ssimo@ucdavis.edu, ejdickson@ucdavis.edu

2/19/2021

Neuroscience Clinical Assistant Professor position, University of Idaho WWAMI (Moscow, ID)

Description

We are hiring for the mind brain behavior block leader in Idaho WWAMI. This is a full time 9 month teaching centered position based in Moscow, Idaho. Moscow is a nice college town and a ten minute drive from Pullman, WA, home of WSU. Between the two college towns it makes for a pretty vibrant community in a family-friendly rural setting, which may be very attractive for some people.

The position itself is 100% hard money and very stable assuming good dedication to teaching. It would be an excellent fit for a postdoc who found themselves more interested in teaching than basic science research and grant writing, or even those who are hard-working but got scooped or whose projects flopped. Please distribute to any people you think might be a good fit.

Position Posting

1/29/2021

Postdoctoral Fellowship position, in EEG Biomarkers Development and Autism Spectrum Disorders, Webb Lab (Seattle, WA)

Description

The Center on Child Health, Behavior and Development at Seattle Children’s Research Institute (Seattle, Washington) in the lab of Dr Sara Jane Webb. The position is open for start date of Feb 1 to June 30, 2021. As a part of this postdoctoral position, the candidate will contribute to two funded projects related to the development of EEG biomarkers (with a focus on data acquisition and analytics) and analysis of the performance of these EEG biomarkers in clinical trials.  Interested applicants should send a complete CV and a cover letter that includes a brief statement of research interests and career objectives (2 pages max). These materials should be compiled into a single PDF file and sent to (sara.webb@seattlechildrens.org). Position will be formally posted through Seattle Children’s, Requisition 2020-37109.

1/22/2021

Research Associate I position, at Allen Institute for Brain Science, Electrophysiology (Seattle, WA) Job Posting

Description

The mission of the Allen Institute for Brain Science is to accelerate the understanding of how the human brain works in health and disease. Using a big science approach, we generate useful public resources, drive technological and analytical advances, and discover fundamental brain properties through integration of experiments, modeling and theory.

The Allen Institute for Brain Science is looking for a Research Associate I to help us develop a comprehensive and multimodal classification of the cell types and circuits of the mouse, macaque and human brain.

This individual will join a larger team to generate high-quality patch-clamp electrophysiology data from mouse, macaque, human brain slices. He or she will regularly perform experiments and troubleshoot to maximize the efficiency and quality of data collection. The successful candidate will be a hard worker with attention to detail, willingness to lead smaller projects and excellent lab documentation.

The Allen Institute believes that team science significantly benefits from the participation of diverse voices, experiences and backgrounds. High-quality science can only be produced when it includes different perspectives. We are committed to increasing diversity across every team and encourage people from all backgrounds to apply for this role.

Essential Functions

  • Perform patch-clamp and patch-seq experiments from mouse, macaque and human brain slice and preparations
  • Apply established quality control (QC) criteria to, and help develop new analytical criteria and insights from, both electrophysiological, molecular biology and imaging data
  • Ability to work within a busy core facility with tight deadlines
  • Perform routine laboratory work including buffer preparation and tissue histology.
  • Troubleshoot experiment quality in real-time
  • Maintain accurate laboratory documentation using established methods, which may include Microsoft Office, Microsoft Access, our custom Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), Animal Tracking Database, and others
  • Ensure a cohesive and efficient team environment
    • Contribute to and audit SOPs, as requested by departmental Manager/Director
    • Other duties as assigned

Required Education And Experience

    • Bachelor’s degree in a life science or related field
    • 0-2 years’ experience in a laboratory or research environment

Preferred Education And Experience

    • Experience with IGOR, MATLAB, and/or Python code
    • Previous patch-clamp experience is preferred

Work Environment

    • Open office seating
    • Laboratory environment with possible exposure to chemical, biological, or other hazardous substances
    • Frequently required to sit, stand, stoop, kneel, or reach

Physical Demands

    • Fine motor movements in fingers/hands to operate computers and; lab equipment
    • Repetitive motion work in the lab

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

  • This is a critical job and expected to report for work regardless of weather and/or other conditions
    • Allen Institute is a Washington State Employer. This role will be performed in Washington State.

Additional Comments

    • **Please note, this opportunity does not sponsor work visas**

It is the policy of the Allen Institute to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, the Allen Institute will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

1/15/2021

Postdoctoral Fellowship position, at University of Washington, Davis Lab, Department of Neurology (Seattle, WA)

Description

A postdoctoral fellowship position is available in the Davis Laboratory at the VA Puget Sound Healthcare System, affiliated with the Department of Neurology, the Institute of Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine (ISCRM), and the Neuroscience graduate program at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington, USA. This position will encompass projects related to Parkinson’s disease, neurodegeneration, stem cell modeling, PD genetic risk, endolysosomal trafficking and the role of extracellular vesicles in accelerating disease progression and Lewy body propagation.

The Davis lab is interested in understanding the cellular mechanisms underlying Parkinson’s disease in order to identify novel therapeutic targets. To do this we use Drosophila model systems and human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) from patients harboring genetic risk variants. We are currently using a Drosophila model of glucocerebrosidase (GBA) deficiency, as mutations in GBA increase risk for developing PD and rate of disease progression, as well as an in vitro model of neurons differentiated from iPSCs from a PD patient heterozygous for a GBA mutation.  We are investigating how GBA mutations impair endolysosomal trafficking, and may accelerate propagation of pathogenic proteins in neurons via dysregulation of extracellular vesicles. We also collaborate with the Parkinson’s Genetic Research Study (PI Dr. Cyrus Zabetian) to translate findings from our fruit fly and in vitro models to PD patients. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to do research in a collaborative intellectual community involving Puget Sound VA Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC), UW ISCRM, and UW Department of Neurology, and UW Neuroscience program. Our lab applies a combination of stem cell biology, neurobiology, genetics, biochemistry and microscopy using Drosophila models and human iPSCs-derived neural and glial cell culture models.

Requirements:

Completed PhD in a biomedical science, have the ability to fulfill responsibilities listed below, and eligibility and willingness to apply for external postdoctoral funding including T32/F32 NIH training grants or other independent funding sources.

Knowledge/ Skills necessary:

  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Knowledge of genetics and/or neurobiology
  • Ability to design and execute controlled experiments
  • Effective communication with internal and external researchers
  • Reporting of research findings
  • Aptitude for effective scientific writing

Desirable Experience/Skills

  • Familiarity with Drosophila
  • Experience with cell culture, microscopy, and immunoblotting.
  • Competence in molecular cloning

To apply send a single PDF containing a succinct statement summarizing your previous research experience, future research goals, and your CV to:

Marie Davis, MD PhD
myd@uw.edu

Postdoctoral positions, at Baylor University, School of Medicine (Houston, TX)

Description

Do you know outstanding Ph.D. students who anticipate graduating by September 1, 2021, and are interested in pursuing postdoctoral training? Postdoctoral Research Opportunities in Science (PROS) provides the opportunity for students to identify postdoc mentors and learn about the resources at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM). We facilitate the matching of students with faculty who have aligned interests. A list of interested faculty is attached and additional potential mentors can be identified here.

Selected candidates will be invited for a virtual visit during the week of April 19 – 23, 2021 to meet with faculty members about postdoctoral openings in their labs. Other events include a Planning your Postdoc session, Virtual Tours, and a Postdoc Roundtable.

The application is due by February 12, 2021.

Baylor College of Medicine provides:

All of this while living in Houston – an affordable and highly diverse city.

Please forward this email and post this flyer. Contact the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs at postdocaffairs@bcm.edu with questions.

Research Assistant positions, at University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine (Philly, PA)

Description

The Thomas lab has several research positions open to senior PhD students, postdocs and other researchers holding PhDs in neuroscience or related fields.  These positions are for taking the lead on projects in the lab that examine neuromodulatory signaling in cognition, with an emphasis on learning and memory in the hippocampus.  Results from these studies will enhance our understanding of how memory is affected by acute stress, by neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, and by neuropsychiatric disorders that include post-traumatic stress and depression, as well as inform potential therapeutic avenues in these areas.  Toward these goals, the lab utilizes mouse genetics, neuropharmacology, chemo- and optogenetics, viral transduction, electrophysiology, imaging and biochemical approaches.

If interested, please send your CV and brief statement of interest to:

Steven A. Thomas, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Systems Pharmacology and Translational Therapeutics
Neuroscience Graduate Group
University of Pennsylvania
103 John Morgan Building
3620 Hamilton Walk
Philadelphia, PA  19104-6084
Office:  215-573-4950
Lab:  215-573-4951
Fax:  215-573-0838
https://www.med.upenn.edu/apps/faculty/index.php/g310/c1464/p18120

12/11/2020

Software Engineer, Research Associate, and Scientist positions posted at Cajal Neuroscience (Seattle, WA)

Description

We are currently looking for a Software Engineer, Research Associates with molecular biology and in vivo animal surgery experience, and a Scientist interested in analyses of brain image data.
 
All active postings are here: https://boards.greenhouse.io/cajalneuro/

12/04/2020

Sports Neuroscience Postdoctoral Fellowship at Stanford University (Stanford, CA)

Description

I would like to tell you about an exciting sports neuroscience postdoctoral fellowship available in the Division of Interdisciplinary Brain Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, to study the neuroscience of cycling-based exercise using functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS). I hope that you will pass information about this opportunity on to your graduate students and postdoctoral scholars.   

The postdoctoral fellow will have the opportunity to develop and contribute to an innovative project in sports neuroscience, investigating the contribution of cycling exercise to brain function and cognition. The fellow will be involved in the development and refinement of a cycling exercise program protocol, brain-computer interfaces and computational methods to process and analyze data across multiple scientific levels. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to investigate whether cycling exercise can be used as a tool to improve attention in children, adolescents and adults with cognitive function such as that associated with ADHD and aging, and the utility and feasibility of biometric tools to complement fNIRS. The trainee accepted into the program will work collaboratively with a program mentor (or mentors), who will help to define, enhance and monitor the trainee’s research program and career trajectory. The training program also offers didactic courses and activities (e.g., journal club and career lunches) as well as opportunities for diverse industry and academic collaborations to promote professional development. The Stanford School of Medicine is ranked #4 in the U.S. News & World Report rankings and had the highest NIH-funding-per-faculty ratio in the country. 

Requirements: M.D. or Ph.D. in neuroscience, cognitive science, computer science, biomedical engineering, biostatistics, physics, psychology, kinesiology or a related/relevant field. Applicants should have (or anticipate having) a Ph.D. at the start of the fellowship and have research background in computational neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience and/or functional brain imaging. Applicants with experience conducting Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS) studies and data analysis procedures will receive preference. Experience in sports neuroscience is also a plus. Responsibilities will include manuscript preparation and grant preparation. The successful applicant will have well-developed problem-solving skills, be able to manage several projects simultaneously, lead and mentor students and research assistants, have excellent computing as well as verbal and written English skills, and an aptitude for writing manuscripts and giving scientific presentations. 

To apply: Follow application instructions at https://cibsr.stanford.edu/training-careers/fellowship.html. Please contact Ms. Reiko Riley at reikor@stanford.edu for additional guidance.  

11/20/2020

Sandler Fellowship Position at UCSF (San Francisco, CA)

Description

Nominations are being solicited for appointment as a UCSF Sandler Fellow. UCSF Sandler Fellows are independent group leaders who receive an annual financial award to cover their salary and the costs of their research program. Fellows are encouraged to apply for an NIH Director’s Early Independence Award (DP5). The UCSF Sandler Fellow award is nonrenewable, for a term of five years. See http://fellows.ucsf.edu/ for additional details about the program. A candidate must be nominated by a mentor/advisor who is able to comment in some depth on the accomplishments and future potential of the candidate. A nomination letter, accompanied by the nominee’s curriculum vitae, should be sent to the address below by 1/29/21. Selected applications will then be chosen to submit two additional letters of recommendation and a brief research plan. All letters should include specific comments about how the candidate’s proposed research program has the potential for high impact in the chosen field and is distinct from existing work in the advisor’s lab, and why the candidate is ready to start an independent lab. Nominees working in any area of modern biomedical sciences will be considered. Although the UCSF Sandler Fellows Program is eager to consider nominations of all exceptional individuals, we are particularly interested in attracting a broad, diverse spectrum of scientists to our campus.

The deadline for nominations is January 29th, 2021.

Nominations should be sent by email to: Dr. Alan Frankel Chair, UCSF Sandler Fellows Steering Committee University of California, San Francisco Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics 600 16th Street San Francisco CA 94158-2280 Email: frankel@cgl.ucsf.edu

Postdoctoral Position at Baylor College of Medicine (Houston, TX)

Description

Do you know outstanding Ph.D. students who anticipate graduating by September 1, 2021, and are interested in pursuing postdoctoral training? Postdoctoral Research Opportunities in Science (PROS) provides the opportunity for students to identify postdoc mentors and learn about the resources at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM). We facilitate the matching of students with faculty who have aligned interests. A list of interested faculty is attached and additional potential mentors can be identified here.

Selected candidates will be invited for a virtual visit during the week of April 19 – 23, 2021 to meet with faculty members about postdoctoral openings in their labs. Other events include a Planning your Postdoc session, Virtual Tours, and a Postdoc Roundtable.

The application is due by February 12, 2021.

Baylor College of Medicine provides:

All of this while living in Houston – an affordable and highly diverse city.

Please forward this email and post this flyer. Contact the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs at postdocaffairs@bcm.edu with questions.