A Postdoctoral position is available to study transcriptional and epigenetic regulation of neural development in the laboratory of Kristen L. Kroll at Washington University School of Medicine. We use directed differentiation of human pluripotent stem cells (hESC/iPSC) and mouse models, in combination with cellular, molecular, biochemical, and genomic approaches, to define gene regulatory networks that control neural cell fate acquisition, and specification and differentiation of specific neuronal cell types, such as cortical interneurons. We are defining roles for epigenetic regulation in controlling these networks and identifying mechanisms by which their dysregulation alters neural development and function and contributes to neurodevelopmental disorders, including inherited epilepsies, autism spectrum disorder, and neural tube defects.
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.
Qualifications: Candidates should hold a recent PhD with <2 years of prior post-doctoral experience, and have a strong interest in/research training relevant to neural development, stem cell biology, and transcriptional or epigenetic regulation. US citizens preferred. Interested candidates should send a CV/names of references by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.