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Postdoc Opening: Nudibranch neurogenesis and genome editing at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, California, USA

Posted by , on 3 January 2019

Closing Date: 15 March 2021

A highly motivated postdoc is sought immediately to join the Lyons Lab at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography ( in our investigation of the development and function of the nervous system in the nudibranch Berghia stephanieae.  This project is part of a collaborative NIH BRAIN grant entitled “A 5-dimensional connectomic approach to the neural basis of behavior”:  The goal of our part of the project is to generate transgenic lines of Berghia expressing fluorescent reporters in the brain to facilitate the study of behavior.  We will establish high-resolution fate maps of the nervous system. The postdoc will generate genomic resources such as developmental transcriptomes, whole-genome sequences, and ATAC-seq data.  The Lyons Lab offers a broad range of systems for comparative developmental studies among molluscs and echinoderms, and provides a highly interdisciplinary and collaborative environment within the lab and among other labs at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and UC San Diego’s main campus.

To qualify, applicants must have a Ph.D. (or be close to earning one) and have experience in molecular biology and genetics. In addition, the ideal candidate will possess strong training in transgenesis, genome engineering technology (including CRISPR/Cas9 editing), gene delivery techniques (e.g. microinjection, electroporation), and cis-regulatory element analysis.  

To apply visit:

Contact: Dr. Deirdre Lyons (

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