Postdoctoral Research Associate (Bagnall Lab)

Sensory-motor circuits

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The Bagnall lab is looking to recruit 1-2 postdoctoral researchers for the study of sensory-motor circuits.

Our goal is to define the circuit maps and dynamic properties that underlie locomotion and posture. The lab uses a combination of techniques in larval zebrafish, including electrophysiology, behavior, computational modeling, serial-section electron microscopy, and genetics.

Recent publications have described organization in the longitudinal axis of the spinal cord; a set of spinal neurons that functions as brakes on locomotion; and the synaptic computations underlying simple versus complex central vestibular responses.

Please visit our website for more information or contact Dr. Martha Bagnall directly at to apply.

The PI is committed to mentoring and to nurturing a creative, thoughtful and collaborative lab culture. The laboratory is in an academic setting in the Department of Neuroscience at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, an internationally recognized research institution consistently ranked among the top five medical schools in the country. The extreme collegiality of Washington University combined with the large Neuroscience Community and extensive infrastructural and core facility support creates a dynamic research environment in many areas of basic and clinical science.

Postdoctoral appointees at Washington University receive a starting salary based on the NIH NRSA guidelines and a generous benefit package. Complete information on the benefit package is located on the WUSM Human Resources Benefits Website Postdocs are also supported through a dedicated Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and an active Postdoc Society with many professional development opportunities. The St. Louis area combines the attractions of a major city with affordable lifestyle opportunities.


  • PhD in neuroscience or related field

Application Instructions

Interested candidates should send the following to Dr. Martha Bagnall

  1. Cover letter describing interests
  2. CV
  3. Names of 2-3 references

Job ID JR63942