Waisman Center, UW-Madison

Postdoctoral position in human neural development and stem cell biology

Waisman Center, UW-Madison

Madison, WI, United States

Postdoctoral positions are available as part of a collaborative project in the labs of Anita Bhattacharyya, Su-Chun Zhang, Andre Sousa and Daifeng Wang at the Waisman Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison to investigate mechanisms of altered cortical development in Down syndrome 

The goal of our work is to elucidate molecular, cellular, and synaptic mechanisms of altered cortical development in Down syndrome using human cells and tissue. We plan to dissect the molecular pathways using brain organoid models from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs).

We are looking for highly motivated team players with strong interest in developmental neurobiology, neuroscience and/or bioinformatics. Applicants should have a doctorate in biology or a related subject and strong expertise and publication record. A minimum commitment of 4 years is required. Prior experience with human stem cell culture and/or computational biology is beneficial but not required. Positions start as early as mid-2021. Applicants should send a cover letter, CV, and complete contact information for three references to Dr. Anita Bhattacharyya at bhattacharyy@waisman.wisc.edu and reference Nature Jobs.

The Waisman Center (www.waisman.wisc.edu) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (www.wisc.edu) is an interdisciplinary research center internationally recognized for its pioneering contributions to the understanding of intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

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Postdoctoral position in human neural development and stem cell biology