The Schnitzler Lab seeks a highly motivated postdoctoral associate to join a team focused broadly on stem-cell mediated tissue regeneration, and the evolution and development of cellular senescence in the colonial cnidarian Hydractinia using modern experimental and computational biology techniques. The postdoctoral associate will be expected to design and lead research activities related to these topics, including designing and performing experiments, developing and executing protocols, performing data analysis, and writing manuscripts and grants. The postdoc will perform research as part of a team, as well as train and mentor other lab members. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in molecular and cellular biology techniques such as: DNA and RNA extraction, molecular cloning, in situ hybridization, gene manipulation and editing techniques (RNAi, morpholinos, CRISPR/Cas9), microinjection and/or electroporation of embryos, quantitative PCR, Western blotting, epifluorescence and confocal microscopy. Experience with cellular proliferation and viability assays is preferred. Experience with generating and processing RNA-seq or similar datasets is also preferred. Unix and programming skills are preferred. Experience with cnidarian or other marine invertebrate organisms is preferred.
Information about the Whitney Laboratory can be found at http://www.whitney.ufl.edu/. Application deadline is November 30, 2017.
For further information, please contact Dr. Christine Schnitzler (firstname.lastname@example.org)