The Famulski Lab in the Department of Biology at the University of Kentucky seeks a highly motivated postdoctoral scholar. The lab has recently secured NIH funding for 5 years to study the biology and specification of neural crest derived Periocular Mesenchyme during early eye development. The project will include application of light-sheet microscopy, genome editing, novel lineage tracking methodology and exciting molecular biology approaches. A successful candidate would possess a strong research background in developmental biology, cell biology, microscopy and ideally zebrafish genetics. Preference will be given to applicants with additional research experience in in vivo imaging and retinal development. Good written and oral communication skills are essential, along with excellent organizational skills. The postdoctoral scholar will be expected to apply for fellowship grants and collaborate with other postdoctoral scholars, graduate and undergraduate students in the lab.
A Ph.D. in biology or a related field is required.
Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae and a one page summary of research interests (upload as Specific Request 1). Please also provide the names and contact information for three references when prompted in the application.
The application deadline is February 25, 2018.
The Department of Biology houses a diverse and exciting group of research labs providing numerous opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration. The Famulski Lab (http://www.i-m.mx/roughdeal/FamulskiLab/home.html) is committed to scientific excellence, diversity, and to providing mentorship for professional growth. For more information about this position, email Dr. Jakub Famulski (email@example.com).
Position Time Status: Full-Time
Ph.D. in Biology or related field
Required Related Experience:
Strong research background in developmental biology, cell biology, and microscopy.
Required License/Registration/Certification :
Strong research background in zebrafish genetics and additional research experience in in vivo imaging and retinal development preferred.
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