Children's National Health System

Post-doctoral Fellow in Developmental Neuroscience

Children's National Health System

Washington, DC, United States

A funded postdoctoral fellow position is available for a collaborative project led by Dr. Ishibashi and Dr. Gallo through the Center for Neuroscience Research at Children’s National Hospital in Washington DC. The laboratory carries out basic and translational research using novel animal models to investigate the impact of Perinatal Injury on Fetal and Neonatal Brain Development.

The full-time research fellow will work on our collaborative and innovative studies. Tools for state-of-the-art imaging together with cutting edge cellular/molecular analyses are available to address clinically relevant questions in neurodevelopment using preclinical animal model. In addition to techniques utilized in the Gallo lab and Ishibashi lab, there are opportunities to collaborate and learn various techniques utilized by other investigators at the Center for Neuroscience Research, including in vivo Ca2+ imaging, behavioral profiling, in vitro physiology, and single cell sequencing. The Center for Neuroscience Research is a highly collaborative environment and offers outstanding core facilities in microscopy/imaging, genomics/bioinformatics and animal behavior.

Please learn more about our collaborative research and preclinical animal models through our website:; and the following selected publications:

Sci. Transl. Med. 2017. DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.aah7029

Trends Neurosci. 2019. DOI: 10.1016/j.tins.2018.12.003

J Am Heart Assoc. 2019. DOI: 10.1161/JAHA.119.012711

The postdoc will join a collegial, collaborative and highly productive team studying development and function/dysfunction of the CNS after perinatal brain injury.

Candidates should be highly motivated and focused.

Desired qualifications include: 

- PhD, or equivalent degree in Neuroscience

- Experience in developmental neuroscience (beneficial, but not necessary)

Applicants should submit:

  • CV with publications,
  • Statement of research interests and experience, and
  • Letters from references

These documents should be sent to:

Nobuyuki Ishibashi, M.D.

Principal Investigator, Center for Neuroscience Research

Foglia-Hills Professor of Pediatric Cardiac Research

Children’s National Hospital


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Post-doctoral Fellow in Developmental Neuroscience