A Postdoctoral Fellow position is available immediately for individuals with a focus on applying developmental neuroscience and genomic techniques to novel mouse models of key autism risk genes. The individual in this position will work closely with the laboratories of Dr. Brian J. O’Roak in the Department of Molecular and Medical Genetics and Dr. Kevin Wright in the Vollum Institute. OHSU is a highly collaborative environment and fellows will have the opportunity to interact with a large and vibrant neuroscience community and clinical research programs focused on autism and related neurodevelopmental disorders.
Currently, there are four years of dedicated R01 funding for this project and mouse lines have already been generated. Competitive salary support and benefits (including re-location expenses) are available.
Highlights of Dr. O’Roak’s past research successes include: pioneering trio-based exome sequencing in simplex autism and developing new technologies for rapid and economical targeted resequencing. The lab is building on this experience by forming a strong and diverse research group focused on developing and implementing cutting-edge methods to understand the effect of new mutations on transcriptional regulators that are key regulators of other autism risk genes.
Dr. Wright’s lab takes a multidisciplinary approach to identify the molecular networks that govern the development of functional neural circuits. Specifically, they are utilizing cutting edge forward and reverse genetic approaches in mice in conjunction with molecular, cell biological and biochemical techniques to identify the specific molecules that govern neuronal migration, neurite outgrowth, and synaptogenesis during neurodevelopment.
A PhD degree in neuroscience, cell/molecular biology, genetics or related field
A strong interest in developmental neuroscience
A demonstrated ability to work independently and learn new techniques quickly
Candidates must be well organized, self-motivated and dependable
Excellent communication skills with the ability to plan, document, analyze and report data
Previous experience generating mouse knockouts, neuronal culture, analyzing –omics datasets, and expertise in microscopy are strongly preferred
Candidates from diverse backgrounds are especially encouraged to enquire about potential funding through the OHSU Fellowship for Diversity and Inclusion by contacting OFDIR@ohsu.edu.
Internal Number: IRC72538
About Oregon Health & Science University
The Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) School of Medicine is a prominent U.S. medical school. OHSU has an excellent research, teaching and clinic environment. It is ranked 25th for NIH funding among the nation’s 137 medical schools, with awards totaling $155.3 million. OHSU is the state's premier and only public academic health center that provides critical health care services, nationally recognized health care education programs, and pioneering research. OHSU is among the nation’s top 25 biomedical research institutions overall, ranking #10 in neurosciences research and #19 in genetics research, according to the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research’s annual independent analysis of National Institutes of Health funding data.
OHSU values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accomm...odation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or email@example.com.
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