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POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE, Picower Institute for Learning and Memory, to join the laboratory of Mriganka Sur, whose goal is to discover fundamental mechanisms of brain wiring and processing and how they go awry in disorders of brain development. Will use human stem cells, combined with cutting edge molecular (RNAseq, scRNAseq, proteomics) and microscopy (IHC, live imaging, confocal, multiphoton) technologies, to study the early mechanisms of Rett Syndrome and other neurodevelopmental disorders in vitro. Responsibilities include performing human pluripotent stem cell maintenance and differentiation into brain organoids and 2D cultures, identifying and validating molecular and cellular targets, working independently to generate and analyze data, and working with collaborating research groups and core facilities.
REQUIRED: Ph.D. in cell biology, neuroscience, molecular biology, developmental biology, or related field; experience with mammalian cell culture; and experience with molecular biology techniques (RT-qPCR, WB, etc.) and fluorescence imaging (IHC, microscopy). PREFERRED: experience with human pluripotent stem cell culture and differentiation; experience with organoid culture; experience working with mice; and experience mentoring students and/or research assistants. Job #20090