Postdoc in Barcoded Connectomics and Circuit Neuroscience – Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD, USA

We are looking for several postdoctoral fellows to join the Kebschull Lab at the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD, USA. These NIH-funded positions are for postdocs to develop new tools to integrate barcoded connectivity tracing, gene expression, and function in the zebra finch brain or bring barcoded connectomics to NHPs and tackle questions in circuit evolution.

In the lab, we develop and apply cutting-edge molecular and neuroanatomical tools to study how brain circuits change over the course of an animal’s lifetime in disease and over the course of evolution. We specialize in barcode sequencing-based high-throughput connectomics (e.g. BRICseq, MAPseq) and in situ sequencing. Recent relevant papers include Kebschull et al. 2020 Science, Huang et al. 2020 Cell, Han et al. 2018 Nature, and Kebschull et al. 2016 Neuron.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree (or equivalent) in neuroscience, molecular biology, biomedical engineering or a related field. The ideal candidate should have molecular biology and some bioinformatics skills and be passionate about tool development and the songbird or NHP research. Previous experience in either system is not required. We particularly encourage applications from any underrepresented or minority group.

Our lab is located on the School of Medicine Campus of Johns Hopkins University, surrounded by world-class neuroscience and biomedical engineering labs. We are committed to establishing a first-class, stimulating, diverse, and equitable environment in our new lab to allow you to flourish, achieve your goals, and further your career.


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