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Kroll Lab

Research Opportunities


Postdoctoral Fellow

A Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available to study neural development in the laboratory of Kristen L. Kroll at Washington University School of Medicine. Our work involves defining gene regulatory networks and epigenetic regulatory controls that control neural cell fate acquisition, neurogenesis, and the development of specific neuronal cell types, such as cortical interneurons. We are identifying mechanisms by which dysregulation of these processes contributes to neurodevelopmental disorders, including inherited epilepsies, autism spectrum disorder, and neural tube defects. This work uses directed differentiation of human pluripotent stem cells (embryonic stem cells and patient-derived induced pluripotent stem cells), mouse models, and a wide range of cellular, molecular, biochemical, and genomic approaches, to define roles for transcriptional and epigenetic regulation in shaping developmental transitions.

For additional information, see: http://krolllab.wustl.edu/ or http://dbbs.wustl.edu/faculty/Pages/faculty_bio.aspx?SID=4039

Setting/Salary/Benefits:

Our laboratory is in an academic setting in the Department of Developmental Biology at Washington University School of Medicine (St. Louis), an internationally recognized research institution with a dynamic research environment and extensive infrastructural and core facility support. Postdoctoral appointees at Washington University receive a starting salary based on the NIH NRSA guidelines and a generous benefit package. Complete information on the benefit package is located on the WUSM Human Resources Benefits Website (http://medschoolhr.wustl.edu). The St. Louis area combines the attractions of a major city with family-friendly and affordable lifestyle opportunities (http://www.stlouis.com/).

Qualifications:

Candidates should hold a recent PhD with less than 2 years of prior post-doctoral experience. Preference will be given to applicants with a strong interest in and research training relevant to the areas of neural development, stem cell biology, and transcriptional or epigenetic regulation. US citizens are preferred. Interested candidates should send a CV/names of references by email to kkroll@wustl.edu or by regular mail to Kristen L. Kroll, Washington University School of Medicine, Campus Box 8103, 660 S. Euclid Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110.