Postdoctoral Positions in Stem Cells and Neurodevelopment at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Two postdoctoral Fellow positions are available at the University of Wisconsin-Madison to investigate mechanisms regulating brain development and plasticity (details: We use a combination of molecular, cellular, genetics, and imaging methods to investigate transcriptional and post-transcriptional mechanisms that regulate mammalian brain development and their implications in neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism and fragile X syndrome.

The postdoctoral fellows will work on several exciting projects and some projects involve multi-laboratory collaborations. One perspective postdoctoral fellow will lead collaborative projects employing state of art Patch-Seq, single cell genomics, and integrative computation methods to identify the genes and gene network driving neuronal development and brain diseases. The ideal candidates for this position should be experienced in either genetics or electrophysiology. A second perspective postdoctoral fellow will lead projects using both human stem cell models and animal models to study functions of critical genes in regulating mitochondrial functions and neuronal maturation. The ideal candidates for this position should have strong background in either neuroscience or stem cell biology.

In addition to leading research projects, the fellows will receive trainings that are critical for future science jobs, including grant/fellowship application and student supervision.

If interested, please email a cover letter stating your career goals, CV, contact information of at least 3 references, and electronic (PDF) files of representative first-authored publications to Dr. Xinyu Zhao:

Deadline is June 1, 2024