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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Neuroscience / Neurobiology

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Memphis, Tennessee
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Jul 7, 2023

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The Bikoff lab ( is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher interested in studying neural circuitry in mice.

The fundamental goal of our research is to understand how neural circuits control movement. We approach this from multiple perspectives, using cutting-edge technologies to analyze the molecular diversity of spinal interneurons, explore how descending systems in the brain convey information to the spinal motor system, and define the functional roles of spinal interneurons in generating behavior.

Current projects in the lab are highly multidisciplinary, providing candidates with the opportunity to gain extensive training in viral tracing, optogenetics and electrophysiology, whole-brain imaging, single-cell transcriptomics, and quantitative approaches to behavior. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds that would thrive in a highly collaborative, fun, and supportive environment that provides the freedom to independently develop a research project.

The Ideal Candidate will have:

  • A PhD in neuroscience or related discipline
  • Prior experience with electrophysiogy and/or single-cell transcriptomics
  • Familiarity with programming languages (e.g. R, Python, Matlab) for data analysis
  • Strong record of peer-reviewed publications
  • Ability to independently design and execute experiments and interpret data
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary, highly collaborative environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

The Bikoff lab is strongly committed to providing individual mentoring and training, as well as ongoing support at all stages of career development. At St. Jude, we know what can be achieved when the brightest scientific minds face the fewest barriers. That’s why we provide world-class facilities, state-of-the-art technologies, and extraordinary support for your research to ensure scientific progress is never halted by a lack of resources.

Applications: Individuals with evidence of scientific accomplishment are encouraged to apply for job 44720 and include a brief description of research interests.

 Contact Information

Jay B. Bikoff, PhD

Assistant Member, Department of Developmental Neurobiology

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

262 Danny Thomas Place

Memphis, TN  38105





St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, founded by the late entertainer Danny Thomas, is one of the world's premier centers for the research and treatment of pediatric cancer and other catastrophic childhood diseases. St. Jude is the first and only pediatric cancer center to be designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute. Children from all 50 states and from around the world have come through the doors of St. Jude for treatment, and thousands more around the world have benefited from the research conducted at St. Jude - research that is shared freely with the global medical community. St. Jude is the only pediatric cancer research center where families never pay for treatments that are not covered by insurance. No child is denied treatment because of a family's inability to pay.

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