Postdoctoral Research Associate (Anton Lab)

Job description

Position Title:

Postdoctoral Research Associate (Anton Lab)

Vacancy ID:



Neuroscience Center - 428601

Position Type:

Postdoctoral Scholar

Salary Range:

Dependent on Qualifications


Full Time



Estimated Duration of Appointment:

12 Months

Posting Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Work Location:

Chapel Hill, NC

Position Summary:

The Anton lab in the Neuroscience Center at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine ( is seeking highly motivated post doctoral fellows interested in investigating the molecular mechanisms of cerebral cortical development and neurodevelopmental disorders (see Neuron 2019 July 2; 103, 1-17. doi:10.1016/j.neuron.2019.05.049; Developmental Cell 2019 Dec 16; 51(6):759-774.e5. This postdoctoral position will investigate the molecular genetic mechanisms of progenitor and neuronal development in mammalian brain and in neurodevelopmental disorders using cutting edge methods, including circuit mapping, clarity, chemogenetic and optogenetic manipulation of signaling pathways, CRISPR-Cas9 based genome editing, brain organoids, and single cell sequencing. The lab provides an exceptionally supportive environment designed to facilitate career growth and path to independence.

Educational Requirements:

PhD (and/or MD) or similar degree in molecular biology, cell biology, genetics, neuroscience, or related field.

Qualifications and Experience:

The successful candidate will have knowledge in neuroscience with expertise in advanced cell biological, biochemical and molecular techniques and a solid thesis publication record.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Special Instructions:

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Job No:
Posted: 1/6/2021
Application Due: 4/6/2021
Work Type: Full Time