Research Scientist - Molecular Connectomic Technology in Mouse Brain, Synthetic Neurobiology

by Kelley Shepard

June 19, 2018


Job Description

Synthetic Neurobiology research group develops cutting-edge methods for mapping the wiring and molecular composition of the brain. We are looking for a Research Scientist – Molecular Connectomic Technology in Mouse Brain to develop new viral, nucleic acid, and protein-based technologies for labeling neurons in the mouse brain for connectomic mapping.


  • Conduct research on the applying expansion microscopy to the visualization of mouse brain tissues;
  • Teach and deploy such technologies into collaborating labs;
  • Write proposals to secure further research funding;
  • Write and present research results;
  • Collaborate and help research group team members and other collaborating students and postdocs on mouse brain research
  • Assist with lab coordination.


  • PhD in Biological Engineering, Neuroscience, or a related field;
  • At least three years of experience working live mouse brain experiments;
  • Extensive expertise in molecular cloning, viral tool design and construction, and in vivo delivery of viral vectors (via intracranial injection or in utero electroporation) is required;
  • Experience in fluorescence microscopy, tissue processing, in situ hybridization and/or sequencing, DNA library construction, and DNA sequencing is also required;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and collaborative skills;
  • Demonstrated superb analytical/problem solving/critical thinking skills and judgment;
  • Attention to detail, superb organizational, documentation, communication, and time management skills required;
  • Able to work independently and self-motivated, one who is able to work as part of a tightly-knit team;
  • Demonstrated background and interest in neural circuit mapping is required.

Those who are interested should submit a resume and cover letter referencing job no. 16159 at; keyword is "Media Lab".

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