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Available Positions


The main goal of the Hoffman Lab is to gain new insights into the roles of genes associated with autism spectrum disorders at the molecular, cellular, and circuit levels to develop improved pharmacological treatments. To accomplish this, we use zebrafish CRISPR-generated mutants of autism risk genes to directly visualize the functions of these genes in the developing nervous system and to perform high-throughput behavior-based screens.


We are seeking post-doctoral researchers interested in the following projects:

  • High-throughput functional screens of risk genes at the cellular, molecular, and behavioral levels in zebrafish

  • In vivo imaging of neural circuit deficits in zebrafish mutants

  • Pharmaco-behavioral profiling to identify pharmacological candidates



Candidates should have a Ph.D. in neuroscience, genetics, or a related field. Preference will be given to those with prior experience with zebrafish neurobiology or animal models of neurodevelopmental disorders. Candidates should be highly motivated, enthusiastic, and collaborative.


To apply:

Please send an email with your CV, contact information for 3 references, and a brief statement describing your research interests as a single PDF to

Dr. Ellen Hoffman ( using the subject line: Postdoctoral applicant: Your name.

Graduate and undergraduate students interested in doing a rotation in the lab should email

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