Postdoc position in cnidarian neuro-evo-devo, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Posted 10/29/2021

An NSF-funded postdoctoral fellow position is available in the Nakanishi lab ( at the Department of Biological Sciences, University of Arkansas. The primary field of the lab’s research is cnidarian evolutionary developmental biology. In particular, this NSF-funded project will investigate the mechanism of life cycle transition, focusing on elucidating how neuropeptides control this process using the sea anemone Nematostella vectensis.

We are seeking a highly motivated and independent scientist with strong interests in advancing our understanding of the mechanism of cnidarian life cycle transition. The specific focus of the project will include 1) identification of neuropeptide receptors that are involved in metamorphosis regulation, and 2) characterization of the identity and function of transcription factors that are regulated by neuropeptidergic signaling at metamorphosis. In addition, the postdoc will be encouraged to develop an independent line of research that is broadly related to the NSF project theme and research interests of the lab. Moreover, the postdoc will have opportunities to mentor diverse students at the high school, undergraduate and graduate levels.

For a complete position announcement and information regarding how to apply, visit  

Questions about the position should be directed to Nagayasu Nakanishi, Assistant Professor in Biological Sciences, at

Last Updated 10/29/2021