This position is to study the role of heparan sulfate proteoglycans in various developmental contexts (e.g. morphogen gradient formation, the stem cell niche) utilizing genetic, biochemical and molecular techniques. The successful candidate will conduct a series of experiments to elucidate novel mechanisms of cell-to-cell communications and will provide advice and hands-on training to other lab members in necessary techniques. He/she will prepare manuscripts for publication, help prepare grant applications and review manuscripts in the field.
75% Design, Perform and Analyze Experiments. Plan and execute experiments to test hypotheses. Troubleshoot and modify protocols as necessary to meet research objectives. Read and interpret scientific literature to develop hypotheses or utilize new techniques.
12% Teach and train other lab members. Provide advice and hands-on training to other lab members in necessary techniques.
5% Write Manuscripts. Prepare results for publication, including figures, graphs, and text. Critically read and evaluate manuscripts and grants generated by other lab members.
5% Present work as meetings. Communicate results at a variety of scientific meetings, including regular lab meetings, local multi-group meetings as well as national and international conferences.
3% Maintain Fly Stocks: Assist in maintaining fly stocks
Required Qualifications Ph.D. with a strong record of productivity. Excellent communication skills and expertise in molecular biology and biochemistry. Independent and self-motivated. Publications in English language journals.
Preferred Qualifications Strong background in cell signaling. Familiarity with imaging methodology (such as confocal microscopy), molecular biology methods (cloning and PCR), tissue culture, and immunohistochemistry. Proven track record of first author publications in peer-reviewed journals. Experience in genetic research using model organisms, such as Drosophila and C. elegans.
Internal Number: 338607
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