Postdoctoral Fellow, Neuroscience and Brain Development
- Northwestern University
- Location: Chicago, IL
- Job Number: 7090745
- Posting Date: Dec 16, 2021
- Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionWe are an ambitious new group where both opportunities and challenges are ripe for the taking. As a postdoc, you will be given significant autonomy and resources to develop future research areas including, but not limited to, questions relating to human brain development, human disease modeling (high throughput approaches), and therapeutics. Current NIH funded projects are examining ion flux and biophysical properties of developing cell types in the prenatal brain, specifically as they relate to childhood diseases.
As a postdoctoral trainee in the Smith Lab you will have access/training to several approaches across fields, including human stem cell cerebral organoid models, single cell sequencing (RNA/ATAC), high-content confocal microscopy/screening, ferret model of cortex development and hiPSC derived neuronal models (excitatory, dopamine, inhibitory). Additional physiology approaches include 2-photon imaging, high-throughput electrophysiology, patch-clamp, and calcium/voltage imaging. As a postdoc in our new group, you will have the chance to establish your own systems and have a major impact in shaping the lab’s culture. Our new research group currently has 3 members and we plan to hire 3 more by the end of 2022. As a postdoc, you will have the opportunity to select RAs to work with you personally.
We are actively recruiting for NIH projects through 2026. Prospective applicants can send an email to richard.smith at northwestern.edu with a CV, cover letter, and list of 3 references. Visit www.rsmithlab.com