The Yoshimatsu Lab is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate to study the functional development and regeneration of the vertebrate visual system. This project will examine the molecular mechanisms underlying the formation of the central visual pathway from the retinal specializations to the brain projections. The appointee will form part of a team whose primary research focus is on retinal development.
The postdoctoral researcher will have the opportunity to work with the broad Neuroscience community at the Washington University School of Medicine. Our lab has established collaborations with investigators specializing in electrophysiology, large-volume electron microscopy, and other areas to support independent research projects established by postdoctoral scholars. In addition to high-quality research facilities, career and professional development training for postdoctoral researchers is provided through the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, Career Center, Teaching Center, and campus groups.
Conducts high-quality research and produces relevant publications in front-line journals.
DNA cloning (restriction digests, gel extraction of DNA, ligation, and transformation) including in plasmids and BACs.
Zebrafish husbandry (maintenance and management of zebrafish colonies).
Immunostaining and in situ hybridization.
Advanced imaging and analysis of data (two-photon and confocal microscopy).
Maintains an up-to-date lab book.
Outsources RNA-sequencing samples and interprets RNA-sequencing data from collaborators.
Liaises with collaborators.
Manages time and work to strict deadlines.
Assists with the supervision and teaching of M.S. and Ph.D. students within the department as requested. Ensures students are working competently and safely.
Acts professionally within the laboratory and with colleagues at all times.
Responsible for monitoring and maintaining levels of consumables within the laboratory and ensuring adequate stock control of reagents.
Presents and collates data for presentations.
Writes and updates standard operating procedures and risk assessments as required.
Maintains own continuing professional development, including participation in staff development and reviews procedures in accordance with WUSTL guidelines.
Ph.D. in neuroscience, cell/molecular/developmental biology, computational biology, or a related field.
Theoretical understanding of methodologies for daily practical techniques and the ability to communicate this knowledge effectively to colleagues.
Experience in coding in at least one of the following software: Matlab, Python, IGOR Pro, or R.
Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
Highly self-motivated with the ability to work independently.
Demonstrates excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
This position works in a laboratory environment with potential exposure to biological and chemical hazards.Â The individual must be physically able to wear protective equipment and to provide standard care to research animals.
Base pay is commensurate with experience.
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