Postdoctoral Research Associate (Shaw Lab)

Sleep regulation, plasticity & memory consolidation

A postdoctoral position is available immediately in the lab of Dr. Paul Shaw in the Neuroscience Department at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis to study the molecular and cellular bases for sleep regulation, plasticity and memory consolidation in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to learn and apply molecular, genetic, physiological, and behavioral tools to study mechanisms by which sleep might influence plasticity.

Qualified applicants are expected to hold a recent doctoral degree in the biological sciences, or in related disciplines. Prior experience in working with flies and broad understanding of genetic principles are highly preferred. Highly competitive salary and benefits are available and will commensurate with experience.

Washington University School of Medicine offers a highly collaborative, top-notch training and research environment in neuroscience and the biomedical sciences. Wash U’s community is a very active and highly regarded neuroscience community, and is an excellent training environment for postdoctoral fellows.

Applicant special instructions

Interested candidates should email their curriculum vitae, a letter of interest outlining experience and research goals, and the names and contact information of at least three references to

EOE statement

Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

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