Postdoctoral Fellowship in Gene Editing Technology

Location
Atlanta, Georgia
Salary
Up to $47,476 per year
Posted
March 20 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia

The Center for Behavioral Neuroscience is seeking a talented and creative postdoctoral fellow to join our multi-disciplinary group as part of the Next Generation New Scholars Program. The successful applicant will work in a collaborative environment with multiple research teams to employ gene editing technologies such as CRISPR/Cas9 in a diverse group of model systems including human iPSC lines, primary neurons, mouse, hamsters, and Drosophila. The NIH funded project will be focused on creating knockout, knockin, and overexpression models to determine how selective gene disruptions lead to deficits in social interactions, alter neurodevelopment, and contribute to neurological disease. We are particularly looking for individuals with a background in molecular biology or genetics with an emphasis on molecular cloning/screening, the ability to manipulate mammalian and invertebrate cells, and prior experience in utilizing genome editing techniques with a particular focus on the CRISPR/Cas9 system. Candidates must have recently completed their Ph.D. and be without postdoctoral training.

To apply, please submit your CV, a brief description of your research interests and prior experience (no more than one page) to Dr. Elliott Albers at biohea@gsu.edu. Georgia State University, a Research University of the University System of Georgia, is an EEO/AA employer and encourages applications from women and under-represented minority groups.