The aim of this 4yr-NSF-EDGE-funded project is to develop functional genomics tools in turtles (gene-editing, knockdown, and overexpression) using fibroblasts and organoids, for future evo-devo and genome evolution studies.
The ideal candidate will have demonstrated expertise on molecular techniques, including cell/tissue culture. Experience with gene-editing, knockdown, and overexpression techniques is a plus. Individuals with experience in any animal system are encouraged to apply.
The initial appointment will be for one year with the possibility of renewal.
Inquiries can be e-mailed to Nicole Valenzuela (firstname.lastname@example.org), and should include a CV, brief statement of research/career goals, and names/contact-info of three references.
Application Deadline: Evaluation is ongoing and the position will remain open until filled, such that inquiries after 1 Oct 2021 are still highly encouraged.
Start date is available immediately.
The position is at ISU, a premier land-grant university, in the intellectually vibrant Department of https://www.eeob.iastate.edu/, located in Ames – Iowa (35mi north of Des Moines), a town among the Top 100 Best places to live in the US.
To apply, please submit your materials at https://isu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/IowaStateJobs/job/Ames-IA/Postdoc-in-Turtle-Functional-Genomics_R5971
Valenzuela Lab: https://www.eeob.iastate.edu/faculty/valenzuela/
EEOB Department: https://www.eeob.iastate.edu/