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 email@example.com. 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.
The Center for Behavioral Neuroscience is a National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center. It is an award-winning, interdisciplinary research consortium composed of more than 150 neuroscientists. In 2009 we celebrated our 10-year anniversary, marking the tremendous strides made by center members in research and education that will have lasting impact on the field of neuroscience for de...cades to come.
The CBN's original scientific focus was the neuroscience of social behaviors in the areas of affiliation, aggression, fear and reproduction and the emotional and regulatory processes that underlie them. In the intervening years, inclusion of additional behavioral neuroscientists at the participating institutions resulted in an expansion of the CBN's activities into the areas of memory, cognition, reward functions of the brain and positive emotional states. That process continues today as the CBN responds to the changing landscape of neuroscience and the evolving needs of its member institutions.