Position in the laboratory of Dr. Jean-Leon Thomas

Our laboratory is offering a postdoctoral position on the topic of vascular growth factor signaling in human neural stem cells. The candidate is expected to be a neurobiologist with a previous experience in the field of neurogenesis, with excellent expertise in cell culture (preferentially embryonic stem cells or induced pluripotent stem cells) and stereotaxic surgery and with a good knowledge of cell signaling in stem cells. 

The work will be carried out in a close collaboration with the PI (JL Thomas) and the team of Anne Eichmann (Cardiovascular Research Center at the Yale University School of Medicine), who shares common interest in the biology of vascular growth factors. Studies are based at 300 George Street, New Haven. 

The project has been recently granted by the Connecticut Stem Cell Research Fund. Payment of one year of fellowiship is assured. The candidate is however expected to apply for additional grants.

Jean-Leon Thomas, Ph.D.
Department of Neurology
Yale University School of Medicine
300 George Street
New-Haven, CT 06511 USA

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