Postdoctoral Fellowships in Neurogenomics

Location
Champaign, Illinois
Salary
Annual salary is $54,000, in addition to a $7,500 allowance.
Posted
Sep 16, 2019
Closes
Oct 16, 2019
Job Type
Full time

Postdoctoral Fellowships in Neurogenomics

The Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign offers a number of fellowships for truly exceptional young scholars who have completed their PhD within the last several years, and who are looking for a stimulating and supportive interdisciplinary environment to carry out independent and collaborative research. IGB Fellows will typically spend two or more years conducting research in one of the IGB themes. A personalized mentoring plan will be developed for each Fellow. Annual salary is $54,000, in addition to a $7,500 allowance.

Gene Networks in Neural and Developmental Plasticity (GNDP)
The GNDP Theme is a multi-disciplinary collaborative group that includes interest and expertise in neuroscience, behavior, evolutionary biology, developmental biology, regulatory genomics, population genetics, statistics and computational biology.  We work together on a variety of projects within these areas but share a central interest in uncovering the conserved neurogenomic underpinnings of social response and social behavior.  The Fellow will work collaboratively with multiple theme faculty members on a project involving the collection, computational analysis and experimental validation of brain single-cell gene expression, genomic sequence variation, and epigenetic data to identify cell types, pathways and mechanisms underpinning variation in social behavior.  The Fellow will also be expected to take a leadership role in organizing group events and especially in teaching and mentoring students and other junior members of the team.

Preference will be given to candidates with a background in neuroscience or behavioral science, particularly those familiar with the execution and computational analysis of single-cell genomics experiments, and those with experience in computational analysis of genetic networks and genotype-phenotype correlations.  A track record of high impact peer-reviewed journal publications and excellent communication skills are required. Applicants should submit a CV, a research summary, and the names of three recommenders who can write letters on their behalf. This information should be sent to Professor Lisa Stubbs (Theme Leader), at ljstubbs@illinois.edu in advance of the closing date. The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Visit www.igb.illinois.edu for additional information.

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