The Noonan laboratory in the Department of Genetics, Yale School of Medicine, is recruiting a Postdoctoral Associate to reconstruct gene regulatory networks associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) during neurodevelopment. Genetic studies indicate that loss-of-function mutations in chromatin modifiers are significantly associated with ASD risk. We recently identified the targets of the ASD-associated chromodomain helicase CHD8 in the mid-fetal human brain, and found that CHD8 directly regulates other genes associated with ASD (Nature Commun. 6:6404 (2015)). We are now expanding these studies to additional chromatin modifiers in order to reveal common regulatory pathways underlying ASD. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Genetics, Neuroscience or a related field, as well as experimental expertise in functional genomics or chromatin biology.