Searching for a post-doc who is passionate about both teaching and research. Research in the Davidson lab focuses on the interplay between division and inductive signaling. In particular, we explore how receptors are trafficked in dividing cells to generate asymmetric induction of cardiac progenitors in the invertebrate chordate, Ciona robusta. Low cell numbers facilitates high resolution analysis of intra-cellular dynamics in intact Ciona embryos. The ease of generating transgenic embryos make this an excellent model for undergraduate research. This position is funded through a collaborative including my former post-doc Prof. Christina Cota (Colby College) and Prof. Danelle Devenport (Princeton, investigating receptor trafficking in cultured mouse epithelial cells).
This is a great opportunity for a post-doc with an interest in undergraduate teaching and research.
Applicants should have a PhD in a relevant subject area. Excellent communication skills and a commitment to undergraduate mentoring are essential. Ideally, candidates would also have extensive experience with confocal microscopy or image analysis.
To apply or if you have questions about the position – please send your CV and a cover letter describing your interest to Bradley Davidson at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will be in touch with instructions for submitting a formal application.
Proposed start date: This summer.