A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Lindsay Schwarz in the Department of Developmental Neurobiology at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The ideal candidate is interested in understanding how neuromodulatory circuits in the brain contribute to diverse behaviors and neurological disorders. Current projects in the lab focus on identifying the role of heterogeneously expressed molecules within the brain structure the Locus Coeruleus (LC), as well as how activation of the LC differentially modulates the brain depending on the situation. We are also interested in understanding how arousal and respiratory neural circuits interact to modulate cognitive and stress-related behaviors. These projects utilize multidisciplinary approaches, including next-generation sequencing, in vivo calcium imaging, viral genetic tools, optogenetics, and behavioral assays. Preference will be given to applicants who have received their PhD in the past 1-3 years and have experience with the techniques listed above. It is expected that the candidate will develop their own research project, interact collaboratively with other members of the lab, and have excellent oral and written communication skills.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital offers outstanding support for post-doctoral researchers, as well state-of-the-art facilities and many career development opportunities.
Candidates with a Ph.D. or equivalent in neuroscience, genetics, biology, or related field and evidence of scientific accomplishment are encouraged to apply. Please include a CV and a brief statement regarding previous work experience and future goals in your application, or email these items to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lindsay Schwarz, PhD
Department of Developmental Neurobiology
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
262 Danny Thomas Place
Memphis, TN 38105-3678
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