Post-doctoral fellowships in the pathogenesis of neuropsychiatric disorders
The Laboratory of Genetic Neurobiology, Russell L. Margolis, M.D., Pan Li, Ph.D.
Department of Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
The Laboratory of Genetic Neurobiology has immediate openings for post-doctoral fellows to study neurodegenerative disorders and psychiatric disorders including schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder. Projects include exploration of the molecular biology of genetic loci associated with disease, development of cell and animal models to investigate disease pathogenesis, identification of potential therapeutic targets, and testing therapeutic agents.
The Laboratory of Genetic Neurobiology is part of the Division of Neurobiology (Director: Christopher A. Ross, M.D., PhD.), a highly collaborative group of 5 laboratories that share space, equipment, expertise, and a common commitment to the investigation of neurodegenerative and psychiatric disorders. The entire Division meets weekly, and all labs have easy access to the extensive Core facilities of Johns Hopkins. Expertise within the Division includes genome editing, disease modeling using multiple cell types (including engineered human iPSCs), transcriptome and proteome analysis, mouse modeling, biochemical and energetic analysis, the molecular biology of transcriptional regulation, human and small animal neuroimaging, electrophysiology, post-translational modification, small molecule screening for therapeutics, and neuroanatomy. Faculty within the Division work with the patient populations under investigation, facilitating the interface between clinical and laboratory investigations. Previous post-doctoral fellows have obtained faculty appointments at Johns Hopkins and other academic institutions, as well as excellent positions in industry and the NIH.
We are seeking applicants with an interest in neurodegenerative or psychiatric disorders, and expertise in one or more of the following methods: transcriptional regulation, genetic engineering, biochemistry, cell modeling, animal behavior, bioinformatics, electrophysiology, transcriptomics, or proteomics. Applicants should have a PhD or equivalent, with fluency in spoken and written English. Applicants should have no legal restrictions on their capacity to move to Baltimore and work in the United States. Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis until the positions are filled.
Johns Hopkins is strongly committed to building a diverse educational and work environment, women and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. The Johns Hopkins University is an EEO/AAA Employer.