Research Associate-Fixed Term

East Lansing MI, MI
Sep 19, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Position Summary

The Vogt lab is seeking a highly motivated individual for a postdoctoral position (Research Associate I) at Michigan State University. Our lab studies the molecular/cellular/genetic underpinnings of autism spectrum disorder. To this end, we have two ongoing projects examining the role of TSC1 and NF1 in regulating cortical GABAergic interneuron development and maturation."

The Vogt Lab uses genetically engineered mice in combination with cellular, molecular, biochemical, and histological techniques to understand how genes implicated in Autism Spectrum Disorder function in the brain. They are particularly interested in how TSC1 and NF1 function in GABAergic inhibitory neurons.

The successful candidate will work on studies related to one or both of these genes, and will have the opportunity to development their own projects and ideas.  Required Degree


Minimum Requirements

Candidates must possess a PhD in a related field to warrant consideration.

Desired Qualifications

Highly motivated candidates with good organizational skills are preferred. Candidates should have experience working with mice (including handling them), and experience in a combination of molecular, cellular, biochemical, and/or histological techniques.

Willingness to take on new challenges and develop new ideas independently and as a team is a plus. Required Application Materials
  • CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Reference (3) contact information
Special Instructions

Please be sure to attach your CV, Cover Letter, and list of references to the application. References will not be contacted without notifying the candidate first.

Summary of Health Risks

Working with animals and/or unfixed animal tissue.