Washington University of St. Louis Neuroscience in St. Louis, Missouri

Post Doc Instructions

Please do not submit an application to this posting. To apply for this postdoctoral research opportunity, follow the directions below in “Applicant Special Instructions”.

Job Type/Schedule

This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.

Department Name/Job Location

This position is in the Department of Neuroscience. This position is for the Medical School Campus.

Essential Functions

A full-time position for a postdoctoral research associate or staff scientist (12 calendar months) with expertise in electrophysiology is immediately available in the Bonni laboratory in the Department of Neuroscience at Washington University School of Medicine. This individual should be familiar with electrophysiology in acute slices of the rodent cerebellum, cortex, or hippocampus. Experience with the acquisition and analyses of neural circuit properties including basal and evoked neurotransmission and LTP/LTD as well as cell intrinsic properties is preferred.

The chief goal of the Bonni laboratory is to identify the key principles and mechanisms that govern the assembly and function of neural circuits in the mammalian and to determine how deregulation of these fundamental mechanisms contributes to the pathogenesis of neurological disorders. We employ a diverse array of tools from mouse genetics to genome-wide studies to imaging, electrophysiology and behavior. For background information on the approaches used, see the following papers (Kim et al. Cell 2009; Puram et al. Nature Neurosci 2011; Yang et al. Science 2009; Yamada et al. Neuron 2014; Zhang et al. Neuron 2013, Yang et al. Science 2016) and our laboratory website: www.bonnilab.org

Required Qualifications

The appointee has earned a Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent terminal or doctoral degree.

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated ability to implement laboratory procedures, conduct research and records findings.

Salary Range

The hiring range for this position is commensurate with experience.


This position is eligible for full-time benefits. Please visit our website at http://hr.wustl.edu to view a summary of benefits.

Applicant Special Instructions

To apply, please submit to dpfeiffer@wustl.edu.

  1. A cover letter that explains why you are interested in joining the group, your career goals, and includes a short (1 paragraph) proposal for a possible project in the lab. This need not be detailed, but should indicate that you have read enough of the literature to be sincerely interested in some aspect of our research, and that you can think independently and creatively about your work.
  2. A CV with three or more references and their contact information.

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.

Job Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate - Neuroscience - 37200

Job ID: 37200

Location: Medical School

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular