Postdoctoral position in molecular neuroscience/LSUHSC
A postdoctoral researcher position in Molecular Neuroscience is available at the Neuroscience Center, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, LA. Our laboratory uses songbirds as a model system to study the molecular mechanisms underlying neural circuit development, sensitive period neural plasticity, and vocal learning, which are highly relevant to speech and language functions in humans. Current projects include studying roles of miRNAs in regulating gene expression during neural development in the zebra finch brain using an integrative approach including genomics, viral based gene manipulation, histology, and behavioral analysis.
The successful candidate should be highly motivated and has a recent PhD in one of these fields: molecular biology, vertebrate developmental biology, and/or neuroscience. Strong background and hand-on experiences in molecular cloning, in situ hybridization, viral work, and animal surgery are desirable. Strong communication and organization skills are required.
Interested candidates should send CV, a brief statement of research accomplishments and interests, any published papers, as well as names and contact information of 3 references to Dr. XiaoChing Li: firstname.lastname@example.org. LSUHSC is AA/EOE.