Postdoctoral Research Scholar in Stem Cell Biology and Neural Development

We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated Postdoctoral Research Scholar to join research projects investigating the molecular basis of neurodevelopmental disorders in the laboratory of Kristen L. Kroll at Washington University School of Medicine. Working in collaboration with Washington University’s Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center, (;, we use directed differentiation of human pluripotent stem cells (embryonic stem cells and patient-derived induced pluripotent stem cells), mouse models, and a wide range of cellular, molecular, biochemical, and genomic approaches, to elucidate gene regulatory networks that control neural cell fate acquisition and the specification and differentiation of specific neuronal cell types, such as cortical interneurons. We are defining roles for epigenetic regulation in controlling these networks and identifying mechanisms by which their dysregulation alters neural development and function and contributes to neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism spectrum disorder and intellectual disability syndromes, and pediatric epilepsies.

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Our laboratory is in an academic setting in the Department of Developmental Biology at Washington University School of Medicine (St. Louis), an internationally recognized research institution with a dynamic research environment and extensive infrastructural and core facility support. Postdoctoral appointees at Washington University receive a starting salary based on the NIH NRSA guidelines and a generous benefit package.

Complete information on the benefit package is located on the WUSM Human Resources Benefits Website ( The St. Louis area combines the attractions of a major city with family-friendly and affordable lifestyle opportunities (


Candidates should hold a PhD with preference given to applicants with a strong interest in and research training relevant to the areas of neural development, stem cell biology, and transcriptional or epigenetic regulation, and neurodevelopmental disorders. Interested candidates should send a CV/names of references by email to or by regular mail to Kristen L. Kroll, Washington University School of Medicine, Campus Box 8103, 660 S. Euclid Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110.