Research Associate (Postdoc)


University of Virginia


Charlottesville, Virginia

Principal Investigator

Christopher Deppmann


APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Apply online at at Attach a curriculum vitae, cover letter, and contact information for three references. Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the CV box.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications began on March 15, 2021, and the posting will remain open until filled. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment.


The University of Virginia's Neurodevelopment Lab, under the direction of Christopher Deppmann, seeks applicants for a research associate (postdoctoral) position. The position will involve working on projects funded by the NIH and NSF to study the molecular basis of nervous system wiring during development and will also provide ample opportunity to develop an individual and creative program of research.

More generally, the Deppmann Lab investigates the competitive programs underlying nervous system assembly during development and disassembly during pathology. The lab is also developing tools to better answer many of these questions. It relies on several cutting-edge methods to answer its questions, including molecular, genetic, and biochemical techniques. The successful candidate will thus have the opportunity to profit from the lab's multimethod approach.

The postdoctoral affairs website at the following URL provides more information on resources for postdocs at the University of Virginia: This is a one-year appointment; however, the appointment may be renewed for two additional one-year terms, contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance.


A Ph.D. in neuroscience and research experience in developmental neuroscience or a closely related field by the appointment start date is required, along with experience conducting research using in vitro primary neuron cultures, in vivo conditional genetic approaches, protein purification, molecular biology, immunohistochemistry, and neuroanatomy.