Postdoc Position Available – RNA and Neuroscience

Employer: Washington University School of Medicine
Posted: May 17, 2014
Expires: June 30, 2014

The Dougherty laboratory, in the departments of Genetics and Psychiatry, at Washington University in St. Louis, is currently seeking creative, enthusiastic and technically proficient postdoctoral scholars. Our lab employs a variety of techniques spanning from human molecular genetics and informatics to mouse behavioral neuroscience and neuroanatomy. We are particularly known for analyses involving novel methodologies for cell specific translational profiling in vivo. We also develop and employ mouse models of psychiatric disorder, particularly those that mimic genetic variations we’ve identified from human patient populations, with the goal of trying to understand the cellular and molecular underpinnings of these disorders.

The currently funded project will provide the opportunity to lead an innovative study into the unique aspects of RNA translation in the nervous system, and its relationship to activity, health, and disease.

The postdoctoral scholar must have a PhD or MD with extensive research experience, preferably in Neuroscience, Molecular Biology or a related field. We are looking for individuals with strong molecular skills and a deep and abiding love of RNA. Interest in bioinformatics and experience with the analysis of RNA-seq data are a plus. Opportunities abound for mixed wet/dry lab projects.

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and C.V. to, and include contact information for three references.


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