Postdoctoral Positions in Axonal Biology, Neuroimmunology, and Synaptic Development

The DiAntonio Lab is a neuroscience group in the Department of Developmental Biology at the Washington University School of Medicine, Missouri, USA. We explore the molecular mechanisms controlling the development, function, and maintenance of neural circuits in both the developing and diseased brain. Using Drosophila, mouse, and human neuron models, we integrate genetics, cell biology, and physiology to define molecular pathways shaping axonal and synaptic biology with the goal of developing new therapies for neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative disorders.

We seek highly motivated, mature candidates to apply for positions as a postdoctoral fellow. These fellows will have the opportunity to contribute to our studies of axon degeneration, neuroinflammation, neurometabolism, and synaptic biology. Postdoctoral fellows will develop deep mechanistic insights into the healthy and diseased nervous system using high-throughput genetic screening approaches, neurodegenerative disease modeling, gene therapy development, and cell biological analysis. There projects are funded by grants from the NIH.

The ideal applicant will have:

  • PhD or MD/PhD in biological science or a related field
  • Experience in neuroscience, genetics, or cell biology
  • Strong spoken and written communication skills
  • A strong track record of scientific achievement with publications in peer reviewed journals
  • Applicant must be able to visit St. Louis for potential interviews without visa application.

About Washington University:

Washington University School of Medicine is one of the premier medical schools in the country with a rich tradition of success in research and education. The University is an international leader in neuroscience and genetics.

How to apply:

Applicants should email a single PDF file consisting of a letter of interest and CV to Dr. Aaron DiAntonio.