We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Scientist to join projects investigating the molecular basis of neurodevelopmental disorders. Working with Washington University’s Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center, (https://sites.wustl.edu/krolllab/cellular_models/), we use directed differentiation of human patient-derived pluripotent stem cells, mouse models, and cellular, molecular, biochemical, and genomic approaches to elucidate regulatory networks controlling specification and differentiation of specific human neuronal cell types, such as cortical interneurons. We are defining roles for epigenetic regulation in these networks and identifying how their dysregulation contributes to neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism spectrum disorder and intellectual disability syndromes.
Setting/Salary/Benefits: Washington University School of Medicine is an internationally recognized research institution with a dynamic research environment and extensive infrastructural and core facility support. Postdoctoral appointees receive a starting salary based on the NIH NRSA guidelines and a generous benefit package (http://medschoolhr.wustl.edu). St. Louis combines attractions of a major city with family-friendly, affordable lifestyle opportunities (https://explorestlouis.com/).
Qualifications: Candidates should hold a recent PhD and have a strong interest in/research training relevant to neural development, stem cell biology, and transcriptional or epigenetic regulation. Interested candidates should send a CV/names of references by email to Kristen Kroll at firstname.lastname@example.org.