Postdoctoral Opportunity in Cell Biology
A Postdoctoral Researcher position in cell biology and molecular genetics is available in the research group of Dr. Tim Megraw in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the Florida State University College of Medicine (http://www.med.fsu.edu/facultyprofiles/ ... ryId=14869 ). Research in the lab focuses on the molecular and cell biology of centrosome and cilium proteins and their roles in disease. The primary research aims are to define the structure and functions of centrosomes and cilia and their cell biological and developmental roles. We use a combination of genetics, biochemistry and cell biology, and apply live and fixed sample imaging using confocal and other types of microscopy. Drosophila and mouse models are used to address hypothesis-driven questions that target the roles of centrosome and cilium factors.
We seek a creative, collaborative scientist who will help lead molecular, cellular and genetic investigations into the functions of centrosome and cilium proteins. She/he will have opportunities to develop an independent project, attend scientific meetings, publish in leading journals, and be mentored toward an independent career.
Qualifications: A Ph.D. or equivalent degree in biology or a related field. Training in molecular biology, mouse or Drosophila genetics, and experience with microscopy is preferred but not required.
Start date negotiable. Salary starts at 35,000 but will be commensurate with experience. The initial appointment will be for one year with additional years contingent upon satisfactory progress.
Please include the names and contact information for at least three references in your cover letter or CV and submit by email to Tim Megraw (firstname.lastname@example.org ).
Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Florida State University is a research-intensive university. Collaborative opportunities exist with active researchers in the Departments of Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Psychology, the Institute of Molecular Biophysics and the nearby National High Magnetic Field Laboratory.
Tallahassee is the capitol of Florida, and affords many employment opportunities at several university, research center, government and private institutions. Residents of Tallahassee enjoy a beautiful green city full of trees, and an abundance of outdoor recreation opportunities including nearby beaches and many national and state parks.
The Florida State University is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action Employer.