Postdoctoral & Research Assistant: University of Oregon

Organization: Eisen and Miller Labs
University of Oregon
Date Posted: 09/07/21
City: Eugene
State: Oregon
Primary Category: Research
Type of Position: Postdoctoral Fellow and Research Assistant

Description & Details:

Interested in development, cell fate, neural circuits, and wiring? We received an R21 grant to examine motoneurons in zebrafish and we are seeking a postdoctoral fellow and a research assistant to work on the project. The work will focus on using single cell RNA-seq to investigate motoneuron populations in early developing zebrafish. Over the course of the project the researcher will be expected to generate new sequencing data, examine the transcriptomes (bioinformatics), generate transgenics and mutants (CRISPR), examine the phenotypes (imaging), and disseminate the work (go to conferences and write papers).
This is a collaborative project between Dr. Judith Eisen and Dr. Adam Miller, at the Institute of Neuroscience, University of Oregon ( Come join a great group of scientists, a great community, and lead the charge on figuring out a new frontier for the vertebrate nervous system!


Successful candidates will have a degree of an appropriate level for the position of application (Ph.D. = PD and B.S. = RA). A published record of accomplishment appropriate to level, and good written and oral communication skills.
Preferred: Experience in model organism biology (zebrafish a plus but not required), bioinformatics and next generation sequencing experience, cloning, molecular biology of DNA/RNA/protein, microscopy, CRISPR, embryo injections, complex genetics. Level of experience in these techniques varies depending on level of applicant (PD/RA).
Required: Enthusiasm, excitement to be part of a large multi-lab project, ability to coordinate across labs, rigor, organization, excellence and drive.

To Apply:

Eugene, Oregon is an ideal place to work and live, and is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise. In addition to a mild climate with access to the ocean and mountains, Eugene has affordable housing, bike-friendly streets, and a strong community feel. The University of Oregon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. 
Interested candidates should send a curriculum vitae, bibliography, cover letter with a brief description of research experience and interests, and the names of 3 references (with phone numbers) via e-mail to and


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