An NIH-funded post-doctoral position is available in the Hoffman Lab at Yale University School of Medicine.
Our lab studies the function of genes involved in autism spectrum disorders at the cellular, molecular, and circuit levels. To do this, we use zebrafish as a model system due to their transparent larvae and amenability to high-throughput screens (Hoffman et al. 2016 Neuron). Our lab has generated zebrafish mutants in multiple autism risk genes using CRISPRs.
The post-doctoral associate will be involved in projects investigating how the loss of autism risk genes alters fundamental processes of vertebrate brain development. The post-doctoral associate will perform phenotypic analyses of multiple zebrafish mutants of autism risk genes using a combination of molecular, cellular, and circuit-level approaches.
- Recent PhD or MD/PhD with strong experience in molecular biology and microscopy.
- Strong background in genetics and experience working with genetic models of human disease.
- Highly motivated, enthusiastic, excellent interpersonal skills, and a strong publication record.
- Prior experience with in vivo functional imaging and computational skills are preferred but not required.
Candidates should send the following to Dr. Ellen Hoffman (firstname.lastname@example.org):
- A cover letter stating a description of your accomplishments and interest in the lab’s research projects.
- Contact information for three references.
More information about the laboratory can be found at: www.hoffmanlab.net.