Looking for talented and motivated pre-and postdoctoral researchers at the University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth campus

Scholarship: Fully funded
Degree: PhD
Nationality: International Students
Location: USA
Application deadlines Fall 2023

Scholarship Description:

The laboratory is interested in biological clock, circadian dysfunction, and brain diseases. The PI webpage can be found here:  https://biomedical.umn.edu/bio/biomedsci/ruifeng-cao. Recent publications can be found here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=ruifeng+cao. Trainees will have opportunities to work with genetically modified mice and solve scientific problems utilizing a combination of molecular, cellular and behavioral approaches. Recent postdoctoral trainees have published first-author papers in prestigious journals such as PNAS and Neuron.

 Available Subjects:

  •  Neuroscience, biochemistry, and molecular biology, or related fields in biomedical sciences

Eligibility criteria:

  • – Experience in behavioral neuroscience, e.g., mouse behavior tests, stereotaxic mouse brain surgery, etc.
  • – Experience in molecular and cellular neuroscience, e.g.,neuronal or brain slice culture, protein or RNA work, cellular signal transduction, confocal microscopy, electrophysiological recording (intracellular or whole-cell patch-clamp), or viral-mediated gene silencing, etc.
  • – Self-motivated, and hardworking
  • – Excellent scientific writing and communication skills in English

Application Procedure:

Salary will be commensurate with merit and negotiable. The State of Minnesota is one of the best states for family life. The city of Duluth is an inexpensive, seaport city located on the Lake Superior’s shore with a variety of urban amenities. To apply, please send a letter of intent, CV with a list of publications, names and emails of three referees to Dr. Ruifeng Cao at [email protected]