Are you passionate about engineering and repairing life? Inventing technologies and editing the genome? The Hsu Lab at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, CA (http://hsu.salk.edu) works at the intersection of bioengineering and genomics to interrogate the human genome, develop precision genetic therapies, and invent new technologies for genome and transcriptional engineering.
Position Description: We are seeking highly motivated postdoctoral fellows who are interested in developing and applying novel molecular technologies to systematically reverse-engineer cellular processes through rapid and precise perturbations (Hsu Cell 2014). This position is part of a National Institutes of Aging-funded team to establish and characterize stem cell-derived models of Alzheimer’s disease using high-throughput genome editing and CRISPR-based functional genomics screens. We aim to mechanistically define genetic pathways that collaborate to induce neuronal degeneration, and identify novel targets for therapeutic intervention.