A Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Peng Jiang at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. The research theme of Jiang lab is on investigating cellular and molecular basis of neural development and pathogenesis of neurological disease using human pluripotent stem cells. We focus on (i) establishment of disease-specific human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs); (ii) development of hiPSC-based in vitro differentiation and in vivo transplantation models to study pathogenesis of neurodevelopmental diseases, such as Down’s syndrome; and (iii) preclinical study for hiPSC-based cell therapies utilizing animal models of human CNS injuries, such as brain hypoxic-ischemic injury. For more information about our research, please see the recent publications in Trends in Molecular Medicine (PMID: 26443123), Nature Communications (PMID: 23880652 & 25034944), Nature Protocols (PMID: 21527921), and Stem Cells (PMID: 23940003). We are looking for individuals who are interested in working on differentiation of human pluripotent stem cells to neural cells or tissues, and application of these stem cell technologies to the development of in vitro and in vivo models of human development and disease. Candidates should have a good publication record and Ph.D. in neurobiology, developmental neuroscience, stem cell biology or related fields. Experience with electrophysiology, culture and neural differentiation of human pluripotent stem cells, viral preparation and infection, intracerebral cell transplantation, and animal work are desired. Candidates should also demonstrate excellent communication skills and have a strong passion and commitment to science.