Postdoctoral Associate- Srinivasan Lab
Neuroscience, Scripps Research
31 December 2022
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$62,400 Commensurate on experience
Angela Glenn Hosac
The Srinivasan lab is focused on the study of neural circuits and neuroendocrine signaling, with the goal of deciphering mechanisms underlying the bi-directional communication between the brain and the gut, an area with great potential for innovation and discovery. We utilize the C. elegans model system for its powerful molecular genetics and pathway discovery, and unraveled a novel brain-to-gut pathway with profound and unexpected orthology in mammals, which are now pursing in mouse models.
We are seeking a motivated postdoctoral fellow to spearhead projects that will investigate the molecular and cellular basis underlying gut-brain signaling, and its impact on whole-body physiology and behavior. Our research program is uniquely juxtaposed at the intersection of molecular neuroscience and metabolism, and offers an exciting new perspective on the integrative biology of the gut-brain axis by leveraging the C. elegans model system.
The Scripps Research Institute is one of the world’s leading biomedical research institutes, and offers outstanding scientific opportunities for collaborations with laboratories engaged in cutting-edge science and novel technologies.
Ph.D. in genetics, neuroscience, biochemistry, physiology or related disciplines. The candidate should have a strong background in molecular biology and genetics, broadly defined. First-author publications (or manuscripts in press) are a must, along with the interest and capacity to obtain postdoctoral fellowships. Previous experience with C. elegans genetics is not essential. The candidate must be driven, possess a sense of scientific curiosity, and enjoy working in a team-oriented and stimulating environment. We welcome candidates from diverse scientific and personal backgrounds with the belief that diversity generates creativity. Please apply with your CV, a brief statement of research interests and the names of 2-3 advisors or mentors who can be contacted for references.