A NIH-funded postdoctoral position is available. Cao lab is looking for highly motivated candidates that are keen on understanding the genetic and epigenetic mechanisms underlying episodic and chronic migraine as well as exploring molecular and cellular targets for new therapeutics in mouse models. The research program employs a multidisciplinary approach including state of the art technologies in electrophysiology, time-lapse imaging, anatomical tracing, single neuron profiling as well as mouse genetics and behavioral assays.
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in neuroscience (or a related scientific discipline), a strong record of research accomplishment and extensive experience in primary neuronal culture. The successful candidate should be highly motivated, having solid command of literature and excellent critical thinking skill, able to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team. Candidates should be able to rationally design, execute, and interpret experiments as well as to trouble-shoot independently and effectively. Strong record-keeping skills, excellent command of verbal and written English are essential.
The successful candidate will join a large, dynamic and internationally recognized neuroscience community, with ample opportunities for career development. Salary will be based on NIH guidelines.
Applicants interested in the position should send their curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, along with contact information for three references to Dr. Yu-Qing Cao.
Washington University in St. Louis is an Equal Opportunity Employer.