Postdoctoral Fellowship

Dendrite Morphogenesis and Plasticity Unit
Position Type
Postdoctoral Fellowship

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Cell Biology and Biochemistry to Study Neuron-Glia Interaction at NINDS/NIH

The Dendrite Morphogenesis and Plasticity Unit at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) has a postdoctoral fellow position to study neuron-glia interaction using Drosophila as a model system. The applicant should have a recent (less than 3 years) PhD degree in Neuroscience, Physiology, Biochemistry or Cell Biology. Individuals with research experience in Drosophila genetics, imaging techniques and biochemistry are preferred. A history of solid prior publications is required. Salary and compensation will be commensurate with experience and accomplishments.

Our group studies visual experience-induced homeostatic structural plasticity in the Drosophila larval visual circuit. The exceptional optical and genetic accessibility of the model system allows us to identify and characterize many candidate genes through genetic studies, RNA-seq analyses and high resolution in vivo cellular and functional imaging. Our recent work indicates a critical role for neuron-glia interaction in mediating lipid trafficking and supporting the development and function of the central nervous system. We are seeking a motivated team member to join our efforts in identifying novel molecular carriers mediating neuron-glia lipid trafficking. 

To apply, please send a CV, a brief statement of research experience and goals, and the contact information of three references to