Postdoctoral position Molecular Genetics , Microbiology, Neurobiology and neurodegeneration USA 2015

Postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dong Yan ( Our laboratory focuses on dissecting molecular mechanisms of neural circuit formation, regulation and degeneration in C. elegans.

We apply classic genetic manipulation combined with live imaging and biochemical approaches to uncover key insights into neural circuit formation in young animals and neural degeneration in old animals. We currently have projects focusing on the following areas: i) RME circuit formation; ii) gap junction dynamics; iii) aging related neurodegeneration .


The ideal candidate will have a solid background in developmental and molecular/cellular biology, confocal microscopy and a strong interest in neurobiology. Candidates must hold a PhD or MD or MD/PhD degree (or anticipating such a degree prior to starting the postdoc) and have prior publications.

How to Apply: 

Please send a CV, statement of research interests and names and contact information of three references to:

Contact Name: Dong Yan

Contact Email:

Deadline to Apply: Wednesday, September 30, 2015