We are delighted about your interest in a postdoc position within the Division of Biology & Medicine at Brown University. Please see the table below for information on open postdoc positions in the Division of Biology and Medicine.

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Description

The Department of Neuroscience is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate to join the laboratory of John Donoghue. The position will be aimed at developing theories of network-scale cortical computations leading to flexible, skilled reach and dexterous grasping movements in primates. The candidate will join a team of multi-disciplinary researchers seeking to expand our fundamental understanding of cortical information processing and applying that knowledge to create useful human brain-computer-interfaces. Studies emphasize testing of concepts related to cortical mesoscale computation based on large scale multiarea/multielectrode recordings of single-unit and LFP signals from non-human primates.  Exploration and development of new technologies, analytical tools, and theories in a multidisciplinary environment is encouraged.

The Neuroscience department at Brown is committed to centering efforts towards diversity, equity and inclusion in all our teaching, mentoring and research. This is grounded in our knowledge that the best science requires an inclusive environment, and that long-standing biases exist in STEM that negatively impact members of our community and science as a whole. Thus, we strive to be a community in which a diverse set of thoughts, perspectives and experiences are valued. One where anybody, regardless of race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, , sexual orientation, religion, age, and ability feels that they are welcome here and belong here. We believe that everyone here should have a seat at the table and be given the opportunity to bring out their best in an environment where an individual’s strengths and specific challenges are recognized, and where as a community we work towards elevating every individual while collectively lowering barriers that impede them. We are a community committed to educating ourselves, to learning about and from each other, and to openly discussing biases, barriers and inequities that some of us may face, while committing ourselves to recognizing and eliminating them. We are committed to bringing this effort of equity-mindedness to our research laboratories, our classrooms, our meetings and our social events. In instances where we fail to do so, we commit to accepting feedback, learning from our mistakes and working to improve. We are also committed to actively combating racism and racist practices, advocating for and bringing about institutional change, and serving as a role model for the rest of the university.  https://www.brown.edu/academics/neuroscience/home

Qualifications

The successful candidate must have completed (or be nearing completion of) a PhD or equivalent in a field relevant to systems-level neuroscience (physics, engineering, math, statistics, neuroscience) and have strong programming skills (especially with MATLAB or Python) as well as experience with machine learning and deep learning tools.  Daily tasks include data collection, processing, and analysis as well as design and implementation of reaching and grasping tasks. Experience handling and training non-human primates as well as surgical expertise is highly desirable but not required.  Additional requirements include expertise in quantitative analysis of neural population activity and effective writing/communication skills.  Support and training will include interactions with a diverse team spanning clinical translational research, systems neuroscience, data analytics, and neurotechnology engineering in humans and non-human primates.  

Application Instructions

All applicants must apply through Interfolio

 

 

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Location: Providence, RI

Search Chair: Carlos Vargas-Irwin, Ph.D.

Date Posted:

Description

The Brown Respiratory Research Training Program (BRRTP) is an NIH funded T32 grant with Elizabeth Harrington, PhD (contact), Mitchell Levy, MD, Sharon Rounds, MD, and Yang Zhou, PhD as multi-Principal Investigators.  The BRRTP has as its overall objective the training of physicians and scientists who will become independent investigators in the pathobiology of respiratory diseases and in the health services, outcomes, and epidemiology of these diseases. This will be accomplished by a rigorous program of didactic and career development training and mentored research experience in a collaborative, multidisciplinary setting. The BRRTP aims to bridge gaps between biomedical, behavioral and public health disciplines to advance knowledge regarding how best to reduce disease burden among patients with diseases that affect the respiratory system. 

  • Support available for up to two years. Initial appointment will be for one year, pending review for second year of support. 

  • During support on the BRRTP, trainees will be expected to: 

    • Attend monthly research meetings and present at one meeting per year. Presentations are 45 minutes in length with 15 minutes for questions. 

    • Attend External Advisory Committee (EAC) meeting once per year and present research summary

    • Attend BIRDS (Brown Investigators of Research Diseases) and Pulmonary Research Seminars 

    • Prepare progress report with updates on research status once per year

    • Meet with program PI(s) to discuss progress twice per year 

    • Create eRA Commons account and ORCID ID (if you do not already have one)

    • Cite grant on all publications, presentations, or abstracts

    • Apply for fellowships

 

Qualifications

  • MD or PhD with a track record of publication in peer-reviewed journals and excellent verbal and written English skills.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident. 
  • The successful candidate’s past research experience can be applied to overarching themes of BRRTP grant which are the pathobiology of respiratory diseases and in the health services, outcomes, and epidemiology of these diseases. 

Application Instructions

All applications must apply through Interfolio.

Documents needed for submission 

The applicant’s mentor must also submit the following documents via Google Form:

  • NIH Biosketch
  • Mentoring plan for prospective trainee
  • Description of current mentor responsibilities (i.e. how many trainees are in your lab)
  • Description of space and resources available to complete the proposed project (1 page limit)

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Location: Providence, RI

Search Chair: Elizabeth O. Harrington, Ph.D.

Date Posted:

Description

Our group combines human electrophysiological recordings and computational neural modeling techniques to study the mechanisms and meaning of brain dynamics in health in disease. We collaborate extensively with animal electrophysiologists and clinicians to develop data constrained models that are translationally relevant.

An NIH funded position is available to work with the Jones lab in developing analysis methods for classification of magneto- and electro-encephalography (M/EEG) data and to interpret the cell and circuit level origin with the labs Human Neocortical Neurosolver software (https://hnn.brown.edu).  The focus is on the study of non-invasively measured brain rhythms and maturation with healthy and pathological aging. Interested candidates should have a PhD in neuroscience, computer science, data science, and/or a related field.

Qualifications

The successful candidate must have a PhD in neuroscience, computer science, data science, and/or a related field. Experience in machine learning classification techniques and strong programming skills are required. Experience in human M/EEG imaging and the study of aging is preferred, and experience in computational neural modeling methods is beneficial. Candidates should be able to work in a dynamic, interdisciplinary, and fun work environment. 

Application Instructions

All candidates must apply through Interfolio

 

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Location: Brown University, Providence, RI

Search Chair: Stephanie Jones, Ph.D.

Date Posted:

Description

A post-doctoral NIH-funded position is available in the Lipscombe Lab in the Department of Neuroscience at Brown University to study the role of alternative splicing of voltage-gated calcium ion channels in sensory neuron sensitization. The project includes assessment of epigenetic regulation of calcium ion channel gene splicing and the impact on intracellular calcium signaling in genetically distinct sensory nerve endings. The lab utilizes a range of techniques including knock-in cre mouse strains for optogenetic control of neuronal activity and 2-photon calcium imaging in vivo, molecular analyses of exon-specific epigenetic modification, and linking molecular events to behavior.  

The successful candidate will have expertise in or ability to acquire skills in molecular and biochemical techniques, two-photon calcium imaging, and /or electrophysiology. Postdoctoral trainees are research partners in a vibrant brain science community with opportunities to collaborate with other laboratories. Brown also offers workshops and seminars focused on promoting the career development of postdoctoral trainees both within the Carney Institute for Brain Science as well as through Brown’s Office for Postdoctoral Affairs. This position is supported by a recently funded 5 year NIH RO1 award.

Qualifications

  • PhD in neuroscience, molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry, or a related field.
  • Experience or interest in molecular regulation of gene splicing, two-photon calcium imaging, optogenetic regulation of neuronal activity, mouse behavior.
  • Experience or interest in learning ion channel physiology and any of the above skills

Application Instructions

Interested individuals who have completed a PhD are invited to apply via Interfolio. Once applications have been reviewed by the search committee, a select group of candidates is invited for an interview. An invitation is based on a candidate's potential for success in research, demonstrated academic ability, and compatibility of research interests with ongoing projects in the Lipscombe Lab and their collaborators. Invited candidates spend a day meeting members of the research group, give a research presentation, interview with the faculty who comprise the Search Committee, and meet the current postdoctoral fellows. The Search Committee will review written evaluations by faculty and fellows, as well as information provided through informal discussions.

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Location: Brown University, Providence, RI

Search Chair: Diane Lipscombe, Ph.D.

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A postdoctoral research position is available in the lab of Dr. Jonathan Kurtis, MD, PhD in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Brown University School of Medicine. The Kurtis Lab is a member of the Center for International Health Research (https://www.lifespan.org/centers-services/center-international-health-research), a vibrant research center with 10 full time faculty focusing on epidemiologic and basic research aspects of malaria, schistosomiasis, and tuberculosis.

The Kurtis lab focuses on discovering novel vaccine candidates, drugs and therapeutic antibodies for blood stage falciparum malaria.

Examples of recent publication from the lab include:

https://www.science.org/doi/pdf/10.1126/science.1254417

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-020-2220-1

Active projects in the lab include:

1) using our whole proteome differential screening approach to identify novel vaccine targets for severe malaria

2) evaluating our novel blood stage vaccine candidates formulated as lipid encapsulated mRNAs in non-human primates

3) developing small molecule and therapeutic antibodies targeting blood stage parasites.

4) evaluating the role of PfGARP in mediating parasite apoptosis

Qualifications

Applicants with demonstrated expertise in malaria cell biology, molecular biology and immunology are encouraged to apply. Applicants must have demonstrated expertise in malaria parasite culture and animal models of malaria.

Applicants must hold an MD and/or Ph.D. degree, have a productive track record of publications, and excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Application Instructions

All candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation.

All materials must be submitted via Interfolio but candidates may contact [email protected] with any questions. 

Brown University and the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, viewpoints, and ways of knowing and learning.

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

Location: Providence, RI

Search Chair: Jonathan Kurtis, MD, PhD

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The Department of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate to join the laboratory of Drs. Ashley Webb and Justin Fallon. The laboratories of Drs. Fallon and Webb at Brown University are developing therapeutics targeted to a novel pathway that increases adult hippocampal neurogenesis and improves cognition. We are working in close collaboration with industry and our goal is to translate this work into the clinic in the next two years. Applicants must have a PhD in the biological sciences. Experience with mouse stereotactic surgery along with immunohistochemistry and/or molecular biology is required. Experience with rodent behavior is preferred. The ideal candidate will be highly motivated to play a lead role in translating compelling foundational science into a therapy that may impact the lives of patients suffering from Alzheimer’s and other neurological diseases.

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Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed. Please apply via Interfolio:  https://apply.interfolio.com/97733

PRA #175

Location: Providence, RI

Search Chair: Ashley Webb, Ph.D.

Date Posted:

Description

The Department of Neuroscience and the Carney Institute for Brain Science at Brown University are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate to join Ahmed Abdelfattah, PhD’s laboratory. The Postdoctoral Associate will join us in developing new molecular tools to probe and perturb neural circuits at cellular resolution.

Qualifications

By the date of hire, the successful candidate must have a PhD in neuroscience, chemistry, physics, molecular biology, engineering, or a related field. An interest in Open Science principles and collaborative research is preferred. The Postdoctoral Research Associate will work in an interdisciplinary and highly collaborative environment with labs at Brown, the Carney Institute, and elsewhere to apply our technologies to important questions in neuroscience.

 

Application Instructions:

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 Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed. For more information, please contact [email protected]. Please apply in Interfolio:  https://apply.interfolio.com/94584

 

PRA #174

Location: Providence, RI

Search Chair: Ahmed Abdelfattah, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Brain Science

Date Posted:

Description

The Carney Institute for Brain Science at Brown University is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate to join Christopher I. Moore, PhD’s laboratory. The Postdoctoral Associate will study behaviorally-relevant information processing in non-neural systems using a combination of multi-photon, bioluminescent, and/or optical control tools. By the date of hire, the successful candidate must have a PhD in neuroscience, chemistry, physics, molecular biology, engineering, or a related field. An interest in Open Science principles and collaborative research is preferred.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.

Qualifications

The successful candidate must hold a PhD in neuroscience, chemistry, physics, molecular biology, engineering, or a related field by the date of hire.

Application Instructions

Apply via Interfolio: https://apply.interfolio.com/89899

Please include a cover letter detailing your interest in the position and a CV.

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Location: Providence, RI

Search Chair: Christopher Moore, Ph.D., Associate Director - Carney Insitute, Professor, Neuroscience

Date Posted:

Description

The Huerta-Sanchez lab at Brown University (https://www.huertasanchezlab.com/) in the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology and the Center for Molecular Computational Biology is seeking two Postdoctoral Research Associates, each with funding available for three years depending on progress after the first year. Our lab focuses on developing methods to analyze modern and ancient DNA to (1) detect archaic and recent modern human admixture, (2) identify targets of positive selection and (3) study how genetic variation evolves through time. The successful candidate must have a background in population genetics with experience analyzing DNA sequence data sets or a quantitative background with an interest in evolutionary biology.  While we mostly analyze data from humans or domesticates, we welcome applicants interested in other systems.

Qualifications

The successful candidate must have a background in population genetics with experience analyzing DNA sequence data sets or a quantitative background with an interest in evolutionary biology.  While we mostly analyze data from humans or domesticates, we welcome applicants interested in other systems.

Application Instructions

Applications will be accepted through Interfolio:  https://apply.interfolio.com/95074

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Location: Providence, RI

Search Chair: Emilia Huerta-Sanchez, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Ecology, Evolution, & Organismal Biology

Date Posted:

Description

The Laboratory of Christopher de Graffenried, Ph.D. is seeking a Postdoctoral Research (Associate or Fellow) to join the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology. The de Graffenried lab studies the trypanosomatid parasites, which cause a range of human illnesses across the globe that primarily affect at-risk populations within developing nations. Among these parasites is Trypanosoma brucei, which causes human African trypanosomiasis (HAT) in sub-Saharan Africa.

The de Graffenried Lab are currently studying the T. brucei subpellicular microtubule array, which is responsible for shaping the parasite and is essential for its virulence. They have identified a series of microtubule-binding proteins that form crosslinks that span the microtubules, which help organize and stabilize the array. The de Graffenried lab is looking for scientists interested in studying the biochemical and biophysical properties of these microtubule-binding proteins using recombinant expression and in vitro assays. The in vitro discoveries would then be tested in T. brucei cells using protein depletion and mutagenesis approaches, along with light and electron microscopy. The primary goal of this work is to establish the molecular function of these novel microtubule-binding proteins in parasite morphogenesis.

Qualifications

Candidates for this position should have a background in molecular biology, protein expression, and protein biochemistry. Previous experience working with trypanosomes is not necessary. Microscopy experience would be helpful but is not required.

Application Instructions

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed. Please send a CV, statement of research interests, and contact information for three references.  Please apply via Interfolio:  https://apply.interfolio.com/95799

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Location: Brown University, Providence, RI

Search Chair: Christopher de Graffenried, Ph.D.

Date Posted:

This position has been filled and the Search is closed.

The Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate to join the laboratory of Dr. Peter Belenky (https://sites.brown.edu/belenkylab/). The Belenky lab is focused on studying antimicrobial mechanisms in microbial communities and isolated microbes. The initial focus of the position will be on the impact of diet on antibiotic mechanisms in the murine gut microbiome. However, it is anticipated that the candidate would develop an original project broadly related to the interest of the lab, including the following topics.    

  • Impact of bacterial metabolism on antibiotic tolerance
  • Effect of antibiotics on host physiology and obesity
  • Horizontal gene transfer in microbial communities   
  • Host and environmental reservoirs of antibiotic resistance

Qualifications

Minimum requirements include:

  1. Ph.D. (or Ph.D. candidate) in biology, molecular biology, immunology, pathology, or a related complementary field.
  2. Previous experience in experimental microbiology or computational microbiology, or both.
  3. Excellent writing and oral communication skills

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter that describes research interest, and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.  Please apply via Interfolio:  https://apply.interfolio.com/94655

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Location: Brown University, Providence, RI

Search Chair: Peter Belenky, Ph.D.

Date Posted:

Description

The Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate to join the laboratory of Dr. Amanda Jamieson. The Jamieson Lab studies the role of lung infections and damage in control of local and systemic processes, specifically in relation to innate immunity and tissue resilience. They are looking for someone interested in studying these processes during complex respiratory infections including influenza A virus followed by bacterial pneumonia, and also SARS-CoV-2. Animal and human model systems are used to understand detailed mechanisms behind these infections using multidisciplinary collaborative approaches.

Qualifications

Minimum requirements include:
1. Ph.D. (or Ph.D. candidate) in biology, molecular biology, immunology, pathology, or a
related complementary field.
2. First author publications in internationally recognized journals in the appropriate field.
3. Excellent writing and oral communication skills
4. Previous experiences in mammalian cell culture, infectious disease, research, basic
molecular and cell biology assays (WB, FACS,IF, cloning).
5. Experience with small animal models would be beneficial but is not required.

Application Instructions:

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and a cover letter that describes career interests and their motivation to apply. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.  Applications should submit an application through Interfolio:  https://apply.interfolio.com/94089

Location: Providence, RI

Please note that all newly appointed employees at Brown University must receive the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine before they begin work, unless they are approved for a medical or religious exemption.. For more information, please visit the Healthy Brown site.   

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.  

Location: Providence, RI

Search Chair: Amanda Jamieson, Ph.D.

Date Posted:

Description

The Robert J. and Nancy D. Carney Institute for Brain Science at Brown University is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to join the laboratory of Frederike Petzschner, working in collaboration with Prof. Michael Frank, Prof. Thomas Serre and Prof. Steven Rasmussen.  

The successful candidate will undertake high-quality, high-impact research in the area of computational psychiatry at the new Center for Computational Brain Science at Brown University.  The work will focus on the development and optimization of behavioral tasks and computational models aimed at characterizing perception and learning, in both the mentally well and unwell (e.g., investigating their interplay with mood & (psycho)somatic symptom dynamics). The goal is to develop novel markers (i.e., individual characteristics of time perception, interoception and reward learning) and interventions based on computational brain research that will be leveraged in concrete clinical applications.

In addition to performing traditional postdoctoral duties, the successful candidate will become an innovator in the Brainstorm program at Carney. The program is unique in that it aims at merging the best of both worlds: A strong academic basis for new discovery with the support and infrastructure typical in industrial settings, including seed funds, team support (see above), business training and support to build spin-off companies. It thus serves as a launching pad for both researchers who wish to pursue classical academic careers as well as those who are entrepreneurial and would like to explore other paths.  As an innovator, the successful candidate will also be part of an interdisciplinary team consisting of faculty and postdocs from a variety of fields. The role will thus allow for contribution to other application-oriented brain science projects across research laboratories.  More information can be found at https://apply.interfolio.com/89641

Qualifications

The successful candidate must hold a PhD in neuroscience, psychology, cognitive science or a quantitative field (e.g., computer science, engineering, physics). If not already held, the degree must have been obtained by the agreed start date. The candidate also needs to have expertise in computational methods, either in the study of learning (e.g., Bayesian models, reinforcement learning) and/or perception (e.g., psychophysics), as well as proficiency in programming (e.g., Matlab, Python). Additional experience with machine learning techniques, EEG, commercialization, and/or clinical populations is preferred. We are embarking on a new line of research that will benefit from a variety of viewpoints and different domain knowledge across multiple levels of analysis, including basic perceptual processing, mood and emotions, decision-making and physiology. As such, candidates with past work not directly related to the lab’s core research on Computational Psychiatry, or who have worked primarily with animal models, might still be a great fit for this position.

Application Instructions:

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender , national origin, age, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.  Please submit a Cover Letter and CV. References will be requested at a latter stage in the process.  The initial appointment is for 2 years. Please note, to comply with NIH funding eligibility, applicants must be US citizens or have permanent resident status. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.    Please apply in Interfolio:  https://apply.interfolio.com/89641

Location: Providence, RI

Search Chair: Frederike Petzschner, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Human Behavior

Date Posted:

 

Description: 

The Department of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry at Brown University is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate to join the Atwood/Haley Laboratory of Molecular Virology.  This is an NIH funded position to characterize how an endemic human polyomavirus gains access to the central nervous system to cause progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy, a fatal demyelinating disease.  For more information about the lab, please check the interfolio site:  https://apply.interfolio.com/89349

Qualifications

The preferred candidate would have a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline with demonstrated experience in molecular virology, cell biology and/or bioinformatics.  All interested candidates are encouraged to apply and will need to show evidence that the Ph.D. will be completed prior to the start of the position.  

Application Instructions

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender , national origin, age, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.  The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed. For more information, please contact [email protected]. Please apply in Interfolio:  https://apply.interfolio.com/89349

 

Location: Providence, RI

Date Posted:

Description

Applications for Postdoctoral Research Associate are being sought for a unique opportunity to study sequential control in the laboratory of Dr. Theresa Desrochers in the Department of Neuroscience at Brown University. Successful candidates will have interest in human behavior, fMRI, TMS, computational psychiatry, and OCD. The Desrochers Lab provides a unique cross-level and cross-species training environment situated within a highly collaborative research environment fostered by Brown University and the Carney Institute for Brain Science.

Qualifications

Prior experience in human neuroimaging and strong quantitative skills are preferred. All interested candidates regardless of level of experience with these methods are encouraged to apply. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, Psychology, or a related discipline or must show evidence that the Ph.D. will be completed before the start of the position.

Application Instructions

Brown University is an EEO/AA employer and encourages applications from minorities and women. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed. For more information, please contact [email protected]. Please apply in Interfolio:  https://apply.interfolio.com/87606

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

 

Location: Providence, RI

Date Posted:

Description

A postdoc position is available to work on the genetic and evolutionary aspects of nuclear-mitochondrial interactions in the laboratory of David Rand and Brown University. The goals of this NIH funded project are to study the epistatic interactions among nuclear and mitochondrial genotypes that modulate fitness, physiological and biochemical traits in Drosophila. Mitochondrial genotypes from different strains and species of the melanogaster subgroup are placed on various nuclear chromosomal genetic backgrounds to dissect the genetic basis of life history traits. The project involves quantitative genetic analyses of Drosophila strains, genetic mapping experiments, genomic and transcriptomic analyses and inferences from population genetics, development, and evolution. 

Qualifications

Applicants must have completed their PhD before starting the position, and have a strong record of accomplishment from their dissertation work.  Applicants should have some combination of experience with Drosophila genetics, quantitative genetics, biochemical assays, computational analysis, and an interest in evolution or genetics.  The appointment is open for up to 3 years, and successful candidates will receive guidance in the preparation of an NIH NRSA Fellowship to pursue related projects. 

Application Instructions

The position is available now and applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.  To apply please submit 1) a CV, 2) a short statement of research interests and experience, including a paragraph on how your previous experience makes you well qualified for this position, and 3) contact information for three references.  Applicants should submit all applications via Interfolio:  https://apply.interfolio.com/87536

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

Location: Providence, RI

Search Chair: Marc Tatar, Ph.D.

Date Posted:

Description

The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate to join the laboratory of Professor Marc Tatar. The successful candidate must hold a PhD in Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Genetics or related field. The candidate will lead research on how insulin signaling and metabolism interact to regulate aging using Drosophila as a model system. Previous postdoctoral experience is not required but is welcome.

Minimum requirements include: extensive bench experience with Drosophila genetics using classic and transgenic methods, skills in molecular biology and genomic analysis, demonstrated ability for oral and written communication, and skills in statistical analysis. Brown University is an EEO/AA employer and encourages applications from minorities and women. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.

Qualifications

The successful candidate must hold a PhD in Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Genetics or related field.

Minimum requirements include: extensive bench experience with Drosophila genetics using classic and transgenic methods, skills in molecular biology and genomic analysis, demonstrated ability for oral and written communication, and skills in statistical analysis.

Application Instructions:  

All candidates should submit: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for three references.  Please apply via Interfolio:  

https://apply.interfolio.com/86808

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Location: Providence, RI

Date Posted:

The Ramachandran Lab at Brown University (http://www.brown.edu/Research/Ramachandran_Lab/) has positions open for two postdoctoral fellows, each with funding available for three years for excellent candidates, depending on progress after the first year.

The lab’s research program currently focuses on developing novel population genetic and statistical methods to (1) localize adaptive mutations from genomic data, (2) identify gene subnetworks underlying common diseases, and (3) infer demographic histories from whole-genome datasets. Successful candidates may develop projects related to these standing research interests, or propose new projects related to the lab’s interests in population and statistical genetics.

Qualifications

Applicants must have either a background in theoretical population genetics with experience analyzing genomic data, or a quantitative background (e.g., statistics, computer science) with a desire to do research in genetics and evolutionary biology. Although the lab has traditionally focused on applied analyses using human genomes, applicants interested in studying other organisms are more than welcome.

Application Instructions:  

All candidates should submit: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for three references.  Please apply via Interfolio:  

https://apply.interfolio.com/85323

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Location: Providence, RI

Date Posted:

The Department of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry at Brown University is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate to join the laboratory of Dr. Robbert Creton. The Postdoctoral Research Associate will take the lead on a new NIH-funded project focused on brain development and behavior, using zebrafish as a model system. The studies aim to provide a better understanding of basic biological mechanisms and to contribute to the prevention and treatment of various human disorders, including developmental brain disorders and Alzheimer’s disease. Opportunities for collaborative research are available in the Carney Institute for Brain Science, the Center to Advance Predictive Biology and the Center for Computation and Visualization.

Qualifications

PhD in Developmental Biology, Neuroscience or related field

Application Instructions

All candidates should submit: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for three references. Please apply via Interfolio:  http://apply.interfolio.com/82009

 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Brown University provides equal opportunity and prohibits discrimination, harassment and retaliation based upon a person’s race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law, in the administration of its policies, programs, and activities. The University recognizes and rewards individuals on the basis of qualifications and performance. 

The University maintains an affirmative action program in employment for minorities, women, persons with disabilities and veterans, and requires its employees to take good faith efforts to comply with the program. The University encourages those with whom it conducts business to meet the commitments of this important program. 

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Location: Providence, RI

Date Posted:

Description

Exciting opportunity to join the laboratory of Dr. Jeff Bailey in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Center for International Health Research at Brown University and the Warren Alpert Medical School. The Bailey lab combines innovative experimental and computational approaches leveraging genetics and genomics to understand the underpinnings of infectious disease and host-pathogen interactions with a major focus on malaria.

Candidate will take the lead on a new and ongoing NIH R01 funded projects investigating:

  1. strain specific immunity in falciparum malaria
  2. genetics and genomics of response and protection for the RTSS malaria vaccine.
  3. evolution, population genetics, and  modeling of antimalarial drug resistance

Ideal candidate will have genomics experience and computational (informatics/modeling/statistics) proficiency --with at least a minimum proficiency in R/BioConductor, Python and/or C++ , allowing for the manipulation and analysis of large genomic datasets that will be generated. Applicants lacking significant computational background will be considered if candidate has a strong aptitude and desire to develop such computational skills. Candidate must have a PhD in related field such as genomics, infectious disease,   computational biology, bioinformatics or biostatistics.

The right candidate should also have strong organization and communication skills, with demonstrated ability to productively work as a member of a team. Strong verbal and written communication skills in English are required. The candidate will also have ample opportunities to work on both individual and team projects, with excellent publication prospects and opportunities for personal growth. Willingness for periodic travel to study sites overseas to work with collaborators would be an asset.

Qualifications

Ideal candidate will have genomics experience and computational (informatics/modeling/statistics) proficiency --with at least a minimum proficiency in R/BioConductor, Python and/or C++ , allowing for the manipulation and analysis of large genomic datasets that will be generated. Applicants lacking significant computational background will be considered if candidate has a strong aptitude and desire to develop such computational skills. Candidate must have a PhD in related field such as genomics, infectious disease,   computational biology, bioinformatics or biostatistics.

The right candidate should also have strong organization and communication skills, with demonstrated ability to productively work as a member of a team. Strong verbal and written communication skills in English are required. The candidate will also have ample opportunities to work on both individual and team projects, with excellent publication prospects and opportunities for personal growth. Willingness for periodic travel to study sites overseas to work with collaborators would be an asset.

Application Instructions

All candidates should submit: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for three references.

Please apply via INTERFOLIO:   https://apply.interfolio.com/76324

Brown University provides equal opportunity and prohibits discrimination, harassment and retaliation based upon a person’s race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law, in the administration of its policies, programs, and activities. The University recognizes and rewards individuals on the basis of qualifications and performance. 

The University maintains an affirmative action program in employment for minorities, women, persons with disabilities and veterans, and requires its employees to take good faith efforts to comply with the program. The University encourages those with whom it conducts business to meet the commitments of this important program. 

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Location: Providence, RI

Date Posted:

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Genetics of Autism and Neurodevelopment

How to Apply

Submit application materials to http://apply.interfolio.com/64652

 

Location: Brown University Campus

Search Chair: Eric Morrow, PhD

Date Posted:

Postdoctoral Fellowship: Genetic Screens in Single Cell Models of Neurologic Disease

How to Apply

Please submit application materials to https://apply.interfolio.com/62674.

Location: Brown University Campus

Search Chair: Eric Morrow, PhD