A postdoctoral position is immediately available in the Molofsky Lab in the Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco.  Our lab studies the roles of glial cells in developmental synapse formation with a particular interest in neuropsychiatric diseases including autism and schizophrenia. We seek a highly motivated candidate to spearhead a new project focused on zebrafish synapse development and the role of glial cells, including microglia, in this process. As a result of new funding, the candidate will (in collaboration with local zebrafish labs) have the opportunity to establish this model system in our group and to participate in disease relevant basic research that spans model systems.

The candidate should be passionate about basic science with a demonstrated publication record in a related field (neuroscience, immunology, neuroimmunology, developmental biology). Experience in molecular biology and high resolution imaging is preferred.  The lab is located at the Mission Bay Campus of the University of California-San Francisco (UCSF), among the world class neuroscience community of the San Francisco Bay Area. To apply, please send a brief email describing your interest in the position. Please include a curriculum vitae and names of three references, directed to: Anna Molofsky, MD/PhD anna.molofsky@ucsf.edu  annamolofskylab.org