Understanding brain circuit evolution at single-cell resolution using comparative connectomics and transcriptomics
A position for a postdoc is available in the Kebschull Lab at the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD. We develop and apply cutting edge molecular and neuroanatomical tools to study how primordial circuits expanded in evolution to form the complex brains that exist today. We have a special focus on barcode sequencing-based high-throughput connectomics (BRICseq, MAPseq) and in situ sequencing, which we apply in the cerebellar nuclei and brain-wide in different vertebrates. Recent relevant papers include Kebschull et al. 2020 Science, Huang et al. 2020 Cell, Han et al. 2018 Nature, and Kebschull et al. 2016 Neuron.
Candidates must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent) in neuroscience, biomedical engineering, molecular biology, or a related field. The ideal candidate should also have some bioinformatics skills and be passionate about brain mapping and evolution. We particularly encourage applications from any underrepresented or minority group.
Our lab is located on the School of Medicine Campus of Johns Hopkins University, surrounded by world-class neuroscience and biomedical engineering labs. We are committed to establishing a first-class, stimulating, diverse, and equitable environment in our new lab to allow you to flourish, achieve your goals, and further your career.
Qualified applicants should send a letter describing their current and future research interests, their CV, and names and contact details for three references to firstname.lastname@example.org. More information is available on https://www.kebschull-lab.org/.