Employment Opportunities

Postdoctoral Fellow- Center for Neuroscience, UC Davis

Employer: Nord Lab, Center for Neuroscience

Salary: Based on NIH scale, commensurate with experience and qualifications

Work Location:  Davis, Ca

PT/FT: Full Time

Starts: Two positions open, review of applications ongoing until positions are filled

Position Description: Two Postdoctoral Positions available in Neurogenomics


The Nord Lab (http://nordlab.faculty.ucdavis.edu) has two funded postdoctoral positions with initial 12-
month appointments and performance-dependent potential for extension. Our research explores gene
regulatory circuits and chromatin dynamics in the brain, studying how these features contribute to brain
development, evolution, and function, and to neurological disorders. We apply functional and
comparative genomics, rodent and cell-based models, and human genetics to reveal function of
primary DNA sequence, epigenomic modifications, and chromatin structure. We are located within the
collaborative research environments at the UC Davis Center for Neuroscience and Genome Center,
and are connected to the larger UC Davis and the UCD Medical Center communities. Primary
responsibilities are designing and performing experiments, analyzing results, drafting manuscripts and
grants, and presentation of research. The successful candidate will lead projects within existing areas
of interest in our lab and develop new lines of study within the broad arena of neurogenomics.
Applicants do not need to specify which position – all applicants will be considered for both.


Position #1: Using rodent models to understand gene regulation. We use emerging
technologies such as cell labeling, functional genomics, and single cell profiling to understand gene
regulatory wiring in the brain. We are specifically looking for candidates with a strong background
using in vivo methods of DNA delivery (e.g. electroporation, lentiviral, and AAV) in rodent models.


Position #2: Epigenomics in neurological disorders. We are characterizing factors (regulatory
sequences and chromatin state) involved in developmental and gene x environment transcriptional
circuitry to understand the molecular and cellular basis of neurological disorders. Competitive
candidates will have a strong background in experimental and computational genetics and
genomics. Bioinformatics and biostatistics experience preferred but not required.


Requirements:
In addition to the technical qualifications listed above, candidates must:
• Possess a PhD/MD in neuroscience, genetics, or related fields
• Be enthusiastic, dedicated, and team-oriented and have outstanding recommendations
• Have excellent written/oral communication skills and a strong record of publications
• Have no more than two years of postdoctoral training


To Apply or Inquire:
Please email a letter of interest, CV, and names of three references to Alex Nord at
asnord@ucdavis.edu with “postdoctoral position” as the subject header. The University of California,
Davis, is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the
development of a climate that supports equality of opportunity and respect for differences.