Two open postdoctoral research positions are available to study neuronal regeneration of the light-damaged zebrafish retina from the resident Muller glia (Conner et al. (2014) J. Neurosci. 34: 14403-14419; Nelson et al. (2013) J. Neurosci. 33:6524-6539).
One position will characterize the role of several different signaling pathways that regulate Muller glia reprogramming/dedifferentiation at the start of the regeneration response that we previously identified.
The other position will be involved in a multi-institutional project to perform a comparative transcriptomic and epigenomic analysis of Muller glia from the damaged retinas of zebrafish, chick, and mouse.
While talented individuals who are experienced in a wide variety of fields are encouraged to apply, we are particularly interested in candidates with a strong background in either molecular biology and/or the CRISPR genome editing system. More experienced individuals may be considered to be hired at the non-tenure track Research Assistant Professor level. Both of these positions are funded by two different NIH grants. Opportunities also exist for the successful candidate to gain some teaching experience, if desired. Candidates who are highly motivated, enthusiastic, learn quickly, have a strong work ethic, interested in working in a collaborative environment, and possessing a high degree of independence are encouraged to apply. One position is available immediately and the other in the fall/winter. Funding for both positions is guaranteed for a minimum of 2 years.
Interested candidates should email a CV, a cover letter stating your research interests and professional goals, and description of their previous research experience to Dr. David Hyde (firstname.lastname@example.org). Candidates should also arrange three letters of recommendation to be emailed directly to David Hyde.