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Dendrite Development and Plasticity

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Bethesda, MD and surrounding area

Position Description:

The Dendrite Morphogenesis and Plasticity Unit at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) has a postdoctoral fellow position to study dendrite development and experience-dependent structural plasticity. The applicant should have a recent (less than 3 years) PhD degree in Neuroscience, Physiology or Cell Biology. Individuals with research experience in genetics, imaging techniques and a history of solid prior publications are preferred. Salary and compensation will be commensurate with experience and accomplishments.

Our group studies visual experience-induced homeostatic structural plasticity in the Drosophila larval visual circuit. The exceptional optical and genetic accessibility of the model system allows us to identify and characterize many candidate genes through genetic studies, cell-specific RNA-seq analyses and functional imaging. National Institute of Health offers the state of art facility equipped for advanced neuroscience research and a large and vibrant research community. 


We are seeking a motivated team member to join our efforts in studying cellular and molecular mechanisms regulating the construction and properties of the developing neural circuit. More information about the lab can be found at:

To Apply:

To apply, please send a CV, a brief statement of research experience and goals, and the contact information of three references to

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