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An NIH-funded post-doctoral position is available immediately in the Hoffman Lab at the Child Study Center and Department of Neuroscience at Yale University. Our lab seeks to understand the function of genes involved in autism spectrum disorders at the cellular, molecular, circuit, and behavioral levels using CRISPR-generated zebrafish mutants. Our goal is to understand how the loss of autism risk genes alters fundamental processes of vertebrate brain development (Hoffman et al. 2016 Neuron). Projects include high-throughput structural, behavioral, and circuit-level phenotypic analyses of zebrafish mutants of autism risk genes.

Job Requirements

  • Recent PhD or MD/PhD in genetics or neuroscience.
  • Strong experience in molecular biology and microscopy.
  • Experience with genetic models of human disease is preferred.
  • Highly motivated, enthusiastic, and creative candidate with excellent interpersonal skills and a strong publication record.

To apply

Candidates should send the following to Dr. Ellen Hoffman:

  • A cover letter stating a description of your accomplishments and interest in the lab’s research projects
  • CV
  • Contact information for three references

More information about the laboratory can be found at:

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