An NIH-funded postdoctoral position is available to study the role of tissue morphogenesis in mammalian development and human congenital birth defects. Our lab at the Univ. of Alabama at Birmingham has been studying the planar cell polarity (PCP) pathway known to coordinate cellular polarity and regulate directional cell behavior. We use a combination of genetic, imaging, cell biological and biochemical approaches, and utilize the mouse, chick and Xenopus as model organisms to elucidate the mechanisms of PCP-mediated morphogenesis and investigate the role of PCP in cardiovascular, skeletal and neural development, and related disorders in humans (http://services.medicine.uab.edu/facultyDirectory/FacultyData.asp?FID=28594).
Applicants should possess a Ph.D. in Developmental Biology, Genetics, Cell Biology or a related discipline. The successful candidate will be highly motivated, hard working, creative, and rigorous. Preference will be given to applicants with a proven record in using animal models to understand the cellular and molecular mechanisms of embryogenesis.
To apply, please email your CV, a description of previous research and contact information for three references to firstname.lastname@example.org.