Postdoctoral Positions at University of California, San Diego (Dr. Alexander S. Kauffman’s Laboratory) (posted February 19, 2019)

The Kauffman Lab at U.C. San Diego ( has openings for up to 2 post-doctoral researchers to study the role of the brain in regulating reproductive hormone secretion as well as the effects of hormones on brain circuits controlling puberty and fertility. Research is conducted in mouse models, addressing the interaction of hormones (sex steroids, stress hormones, etc.) and neuropeptides (kisspeptin, neurokinin B, GnRH, dynoprhin, GnIH, RFRP-3 etc.) in coordinating the brain’s regulation of puberty and reproduction. Lab techniques include a combination of in vivo animal work (serial blood sampling, DREADDs, icv infusions, fertility assessments, surgeries, etc.) and bench work (in situ hybridization, RT-PCR, immunohistochemistry, hormone ELISAs, histology, microscopy, etc.).

Prospective post-doc positions are available to start beginning July 1 through November 1, 2019.

Individuals with backgrounds in neuroscience, molecular biology, endocrinology, or reproduction are encouraged to apply.  Must have a proven record of productive research as a graduate student or early-level postdoc. Please note, U.S. citizens or green card holders will receive top preference due to eligibility for departmental T32 training grants and NIH postdoctoral fellowships. However, exceptional international candidates with productive track record may also be considered.  Interested applicants should email Dr. Alexander (Sasha) Kauffman ( an updated C.V. and cover letter. 

Postdoctoral fellowship (posted February 15, 2019)

Pew Fellowship Program has a decades-long commitment to supporting groundbreaking research by promising early-career biomedical scientists in the United States and Latin America.  See below how to apply (click on the link).

Two Postdoctoral Positions at the NIH (Dr. Susan Wray’s Laboratory) (posted September 2018)

Position Type:    Postdoctoral positions at the NIH

Investigator:   Dr. Susan Wray

Affiliation:   Cellular and Developmental Neurobiology, NINDS, NIH

Lab Website:

Position Title 1:  Neurodevelopment – Cell lineage, Neuronal Migration, Axonal Targeting and  Craniofacial development.

Position Title 2:  Mechanisms underlying Neuronal Activity