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Available Postdoctoral Positions

Postdoctoral Position in Neurodevelopmental Disease

A postdoctoral training position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Maria Chahrour, in the Eugene McDermott Center for Human Growth and Development and the Department of Neuroscience at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Our laboratory has several exciting projects investigating the genetics of autism spectrum disorder and the underlying molecular mechanisms.

We seek highly motivated, creative, and independent individuals with a background in Molecular Neuroscience, Mouse Genetics, and Biochemistry. Strong communication and writing skills, and a willingness to work in a collaborative, interdisciplinary environment are also required.


  1. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree.
  2. Strong background in neuroscience; Expertise in molecular biology, biochemistry, microscopy, and mouse genetics

Information on our postdoctoral training program and benefits can be found in our Postdoc Handbook.

Interested individuals should send a CV, statement of research interests, and a list of three references to:

Maria Chahrour, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
UT Southwestern Medical Center

(posted 2020-06)


Genetics of Fatty Liver Disease

A postdoctoral position is available immediately in the laboratory of Drs. Helen H. Hobbs and Jonathan C. Cohen at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UT Southwestern) in Dallas. The candidate will study the molecular and metabolic mechanisms underlying fatty liver disease. The overall goal of the project is to determine how genetic variants and environmental stressors trigger inflammatory and fibrotic responses that lead to liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. The candidate will have the opportunity to integrate human genetics with basic cell and molecular biology approaches using animal models and human tissues.

A Ph.D., M.D. and/or equivalent doctoral degree with experience in cellular and molecular biology is essential. The candidate will also be provided with significant training in various technologies (CRISPR/Cas9-mediated genetic manipulation, lipid mass spectrometry, single-cell sequencing), as well as significant mentoring to facilitate their transition to an independent research career.

Interested individuals are encouraged to forward a curriculum vitae, a list of three references, and a statement of research interests and career goals to:

Jonathan Cohen, Ph.D.
UT Southwestern Medical Center
5323 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, Texas 75390-8591
Hobbs-Cohen Lab

(posted 2018-07)

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