A post-doctoral position is available at the Hoffman Lab at the Child Study Center and
Department of Neuroscience, Yale University, New Haven, CT USA.
The goal of our laboratory is to understand the function of genes involved in autism
spectrum disorders at the cellular, molecular, circuit, and behavioral levels using
zebrafish as a model system. Our laboratory has generated zebrafish mutants in
multiple autism risk genes using CRISPRs, which we are studying to understand how
loss of autism risk genes alters fundamental processes of vertebrate brain development
(Hoffman et al. 2016 Neuron).
The post-doctoral candidate will perform phenotypic analyses of multiple zebrafish
mutants of autism risk genes using a combination of molecular, cellular, and imaging
1. Recent PhD or MD/PhD with strong experience in molecular biology and microscopy.
2. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in genetics and experience
working with genetic models of human disease.
3. We are seeking a highly motivated, enthusiastic, and creative candidate with
excellent interpersonal skills and a strong publication record.
4. Prior experience with in vivo functional imaging and computational skills are preferred
but not required.
Candidates should send the following to Dr. Ellen Hoffman (email@example.com):
1. A cover letter stating a description of your accomplishments and interest in the lab’s
3. Contact information for three references.
More information about the laboratory can be found at: www.hoffmanlab.net.