Postdoctoral position in Developmental Neuroscience

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Postdoctoral position in Developmental Neuroscience

A position for an outstanding post-doctoral fellow will be available in the laboratory of Dr. William Snider starting 7/01/2012. The fellow will direct a small group studying the effects of cell type specific loss and gain of function of ERK/MAPK signaling in developing cortex. The work is directed at understanding pathogenesis of "Rasopathies" that are increasingly implicated in neurodevelopemental disorders.

The UNC Neuroscience Center includes a remarkably interactive group of faculty, many taking mouse genetic and physiological approaches to study of neurodevelopmental disorders. There is outstanding expertise and Core facilities related to Confocal and multiphoton images, advanced molecular tools and physiological analysis. There is ample opportunity for interaction with the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities, which has one of the largest programs in the country. For a description of the UNC Neuroscience Center and work on going in the Snider lab go to

This position is a great opportunity for motivated candidates. You will be encouraged to apply for postdoctoral fellowships, including NIH K Awards. The last several postdocs from this lab have obtained faculty positions at Johns Hopkins, Cornell, The Munroe-Meyer Institute and a K99 award for transition to independence. Please reply to Emily McKell ( with a resume, brief statement of research background and future interests and the names of three referees.

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