Postdoctoral Fellows in Developmental Neuroscience

Position Description:
Torii and Hashimoto-Torii labs (https://hashimototorii.org) at the Center for Neuroscience Research at Children’s National Hospital in Washington, DC are seeking 2 – 3 highly motivated postdoctoral fellows for our collaborative projects on the mechanisms of normal and pathological development of the cerebral cortex. Competitive salary of this position follows NIH determined scale.

The labs carry out basic and translational research using animal models of Autism, Epilepsy, Schizophrenia, Gestational Diabetes, and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, to understand how genetic and environmental factors impact key processes in embryonic and postnatal brain development at the molecular, cellular, neurophysiological, and behavioral levels.

Tools and technologies that we utilize include in vivo gene manipulation and imaging, gene editing using CRISPR, human iPS cells and cortical organoid, 3D microfabrication of drug delivery devices, and bioinformatics analyses of the data from human cohorts.

Recently published papers from our labs:
https://doi.org/10.1038/s41593-020-0592-z
doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-17912-y
doi: 10.1016/j.alcohol.2017.05.001
doi: 10.1038/ncomms15157

Qualifications:
Candidates should have attained, or will soon attain, a PhD or equivalent degree in Neuroscience, Developmental biology or other related fields. Experience in electrophysiology and/or in vivo imaging is preferred but not required.

To Apply:
Please send your CV and statement of research interests and experience to mtorii@childrensnational.org and khtorii@childrensnational.org.

Masaaki Torii, Ph.D.
Kazue Hashimoto-Torii, Ph.D.
Principal Investigators, Center for Neuroscience Research
Children’s National Hospital
111 Michigan Avenue, N.W.,
Washington DC, 20010-2970