The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

Postdoctoral Fellow

The University of Texas at Austin; Ben-Yakar group

Austin, TX, United States

Postdoctoral Scholar Position Available in Single Cell RNA-seq Method for Nerve Regeneration


The Ben-Yakar Lab ( at The University of Texas at Austin is seeking one Postdoctoral Scholar to lead an NIH-funded project. In this project, we are studying genetic mechanisms driving nerve regeneration in model organism Caenorhabditis elegans using single neuron RNA-sequencing. We have recently developed a new laser microdissection method that enabled us to isolate single intact neurons from living C. elegans. This novel method allows us to correlate gene expression with phenotypic information of the isolated neurons during regeneration.


Ideal candidates will have a Ph.D. in relevant fields (neurobiology, genetics, bioengineering etc.) and a strong interest in working in an interdisciplinary environment using advanced technologies (laser axotomy, high-speed confocal microscopy). Expertise in molecular biology (qPCR, RNA-seq.) and microscopy is highly desired. Prior experience with C. elegans and bioinformatics analysis will be an advantage but not required.

Appointment & Application

The appointment will initially be for 2 years with the possibility of extension. Interested candidates should email a cover letter describing their research, CV, and three references to Dr. Adela Ben-Yakar at


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Postdoctoral Fellow