Job ID: 63496

Post-doctoral position in San Diego, CA/USA

Position: Post-doctoral Position

Deadline: 5 May 2021

Employment Start Date: 1 December 2021

Contract Length: 1-5 years

City: San Diego, CA

Country: United States

Institution: University of California San Diego (UCSD)

Department: Psychiatry

Description:

We are looking for exceptional self-motivated candidates interested in developing and applying cutting-edge genomic technologies to study molecular basis of neurodevelopmental diseases.  Key requirements include proven ability in cell culture, neuroscience, molecular biology and/or genetics. Experience in stem cell cultures, CRISPR, brain organoids production, next generation sequencing and data analysis is a plus. To learn more about our research, check these papers:

  1. Urresti J, …et al…, Muotri AR, Iakoucheva LM. Cortical organoids model early brain development disrupted by 16p11.2 Copy Number Variants in autism. Mol Psychiatry, 2021, Aug 26. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41380-021-01243-6 PMID: 34433918
  2. Amar M, …et al…, Muotri AR, Iakoucheva LM. Autism-linked Cullin3 germline haploinsufficiency impacts cytoskeletal dynamics and cortical neurogenesis through RhoA signaling. Mol Psychiatry. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41380-021-01052-x PMID: 33727673
  3. Chau K, … et al…, Iakoucheva LM. Full-length isoform transcriptome of the developing human brain provides further insights into autism. Cell Reports, 2021, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.celrep.2021.109631 PMID: 34469739
  4. Please contact Dr. Lilia Iakoucheva (PI) lilyak@ucsd.edu