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Carnegie Mellon U (Gittis lab): Postdoctoral positions available

Aryn Gittis seeks postdoctoral fellows who have a strong background in electrophysiology, optogenetics, or image processing

The Gittis lab studies neural circuits in the basal ganglia and their role in motor control in health and mouse models of Parkinson’s disease.


To apply, please send CV, including contact information for three references, to Dr. Aryn Gittis. E-mail:

Northwestern U (Kozorovitskiy lab): Postdoctoral positions available

Yevgenia Kozorovitskiy seeks postdoctoral fellows interested in developing and leading new projects in 2 broad areas: (1) central actions of oxytocin and other neurohypophyseal modulators, and (2) the regulation and function of de novo dendritic spinogenesis and synaptogenesis

Research in the Kozorovitskiy lab focuses on decoding neuromodulation and neural synapse and circuit plasticity. We are interested in the fundamental elements of neural circuit design and function, and we also seek to decipher how those rules apply in disease states. We pursue these topics through diverse projects in the mouse brain, utilizing a wide array of techniques: multi-laser 2-photon and light-sheet imaging, photolysis and enzymatic uncaging, electrophysiology, molecular and anatomical techniques including proteomics, as well as behavioral analyses. We also develop new synthetic biology and optical tools.


For inquiries contact Yevgenia Kozorovitskiy.



UPenn (Luo lab): Two postdoctoral positions available

Wenqin Luo seeks qualified individuals to participate in exciting research to investigate the circuits and molecules underlying mammalian somatosensation

The Luo lab employs mouse genetic tools, including advanced transgenic and gene targeted mice for the selective labeling and manipulation of subtypes of somatosensory neurons to study their circuits and unique functions in pain, itch, and touch. Projects will involve using molecular cloning, generating new mouse lines, molecular and cellular neuroscience techniques, primary DRG neuron culture, physiological recording, calcium imaging, and behavior assays.


Learn more.


Please send a letter of interest, an updated c.v. including a list of your publications, and the names/addresses of 3 references to:


Wenqin Luo, M.D. & Ph.D. at


Necessary Elements in the Fundamentals of Human Research

Registration is now open for this 3 day course offered by WashU's Human Research Quality Assurance Program (HRQA)

This course provides an introduction to the conduct of human research, and includes three class days: October 10, 17, 24


If you have never previously enrolled in Necessary Elements: Register at Learn@Work


If you have previously enrolled in the Necessary Elements curriculum or are non-WashU: Contact to register.


Questions? Contact

WashU Psychological & Brain Sciences: Assistant Professor

Seeking candidates for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of Brain, Behavior and Cognition

We are a highly collaborative department and are especially interested in candidates whose research programs connect to other areas of current strength or emerging focus at Washington University, including cognitive aging, healthy and disordered cognition, development, neuroimaging, computational modeling and data science.


For more information or to apply, go to and search for Job ID 40761.


Questions? Contact Cheri Casanova.

From the MIR: Research Faculty Opportunities

Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology (MIR) invites inquiries from outstanding Ph.D or M.D., research candidates regarding tenure-track faculty positions at all levels

MIR is committed to advancing imaging sciences from basic science to translation of molecular imaging and therapeutic discoveries to man. 


Learn more


Questions? Contact Tammy Hershey, Joseph Culver or Robert Gropler.

Free Ted Drewes for post docs!

I scream! You scream! We all scream for ice cream!

Cool off and enjoy a St. Louis tradition with your fellow postdocs! Come enjoy delicious Ted Drewe’s frozen custard!


When: Thursday, August 23rd at 4:30-6:30 PM


Where: Outdoor Courtyard off McDonnell Medical Sciences Building (Medical Campus)
(Rain Location: Shell Café/Olin link area)


RSVP Here!

Join 10x for our first Single Cell User Group Meeting in St. Louis: Aug 28

Join us and your colleagues to discuss single cell gene expression, bioinformatics tools, and much more

This will be a highly informative, action-packed day of speakers, software demos and thoughtful discussions.


The meeting is free to attend, but registration is required. Check-in is from 9-10am, and light breakfast and lunch will be provided to all registered attendees


Learn more


Questions? Contact Seth Crosby.

Job opening: Research Assistant

Dr. Yao Chen (new faculty member, Dept of Neuroscience) is seeking a highly motivated, intellectually curious, and qualified individual

Our laboratory conducts basic research in the mouse brain to understand how dynamics of molecular signals contribute to learning, sleep, and neuromodulator function. The successful candidate must have a BA or BS degree before starting the position.


For more information or to apply, go to and search for Job ID 41056.

Seeking a post doc position

Weimin (Sherry) Yuan is a technician with a PhD in plant/nematode biology who wants more neuroscience experience

Sherry’s interests are broad and she wants to stay local. She has been working as a technician in the lab of Terry Kummer.


View Sherry Yuan’s CV

Registration is now open!

Funding awards to those with translational research and inventions with the goal of commercializing the projects

There are multiple cycles of LEAP each year. Throughout the program, teams receive mentorship from experts in their fields. At the end of each cycle, teams present to industry-relevant investors and representatives, and have the potential to win funding to help progress their inventions towards commercialization.


Open to: Any person/team with WashU intellectual property


Questions? Contact Tom Krenning