Postdoctoral Opportunities


Investigator:  Jae Lee, PhD

Position:  Postdoctoral Fellow

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In 2003, we have reported the first mammalian histone H3-lysine 4-methyltransferase complexes, named MLL3- and MLL4-complexes.  We have been a pioneer in dissecting the physiological roles of these complexes ever since. Our current focus is on their roles in diverse metabolic processes as well as in a newly emerging theme for intriguing interplay between diet and tumorigenesis.   We have also embarked on an exciting new project dissecting gene regulatory network in embryonic fate specification of developing hypothalamic neurons in feeding circuitry.   Both lines of works are well funded by R01 grants from NIH.   

Please direct your inquiries to Jae at leejae@ohsu.edu


Postdoctoral Position in Myelin Biology

Fred Robinson Lab, Jungers Center

Oregon Health & Science University

Portland, Oregon USA

A postdoctoral fellow position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Fred Robinson in the Jungers Center for Neurosciences Research.  The primary goal for this position is to enhance our understanding of phosphoinositide signaling and endosomal trafficking in myelinating Schwann cells, as the dysregulation of these processes causes hereditary peripheral neuropathy.  Using novel genetic mouse models of demyelinating neuropathy, as well as an in vitro myelination assay, the successful candidate will pursue a cell biological investigation of how dysregulation of phosphoinositides leads to abnormal myelination.  Toward this end, the successful candidate will employ biochemistry, molecular biology and advanced light microscopy. 

Individuals with expertise in cell biology, signaling and neuroscience are especially encouraged to apply.Interested applicants should email their CV to robinsof@ohsu.edu.

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A postdoctoral position is available to dissect the neural circuitry mediating reinforcement learning and working memory. We are looking for candidates with extensive electrophysiology experience to join our group at the new Neuroscience Institute at Princeton University.  Our lab employs optogenetic, rodent behavioral and electrophysiological methods; more information at www.princeton.edu/~iwitten. An ideal start date would be Fall 2013.

To apply, please send your CV as well as the contact info for 2-3 references directly to Prof. Ilana Witten (iwitten@princeton.edu).


A postdoctoral fellowship position is available (starting around April 2013). The goal of this project is to understand cortical circuit plasticity after stroke (e.g., Mostany et al., J Neurosci 2010, 2011; Johnston et al., Cereb Cortex 2012; Cheng et al., Nat Methods 2011). We are using in vivo two-photon microscopy to image structural plasticity over periods of weeks-months before and after stroke, as well two-photon calcium imaging and intrinsic signal imaging to record remapping after stroke. The laboratory has 4 custom-built two-photon microscopes, all equipped for simultaneous imaging and electrophysiology.


UCLA is an excellent academic environment where the opportunities for collaboration abound with a large and outstanding neuroscience faculty (http://faculty.neuroscience.ucla.edu/institution/personnel-list/). Los Angeles offers all the cultural advantages of any large U.S. city, together with the amazing all-year-round weather of sunny Southern California.

Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. or M.D.-Ph.D. degree and advanced experience in neuronal patch-clamp electrophysiology and MATLAB, as well as a strong publication record. Fellows will be encouraged
to apply for independent funding after their first year in the lab. Salary will follow NIH guidelines. We are especially interested in those candidates who are motivated to develop their independent careers as investigators.

Applicants should send their curriculum vitae, list of publications, and a letter describing their interests and proposed research, as well as a list of references by email to cpcailliau@mednet.ucla.edu.

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