A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Hamed Jafar-Nejad, M.D., at the Department of Molecular & Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine. Our laboratory is interested in the role of carbohydrates in the regulation of animal development, and uses cell culture, Drosophila and mouse genetics. We closely collaborate with experts in carbohydrate biochemistry. For details about Jafar-Nejad lab’s research interests, please visit http://www.bcm.edu/genetics/index.cfm?pmid=22041.
The Postdoctoral Fellow will take the lead in a new project on the role of an evolutionarily conserved enzyme in Drosophila development. We would like to use Drosophila to shed light on the molecular and cellular basis for a developmental disorder caused by mutations in the human homolog of this enzyme. Experience in Drosophila genetics is essential. Expertise in molecular biology and/or glycobiology is highly desired. The ideal candidate will be a recent graduate with a strong publication record in Drosophila research.
Applicants should send their CV and the name and contact information of references to Hamed Jafar-Nejad at firstname.lastname@example.org
The position is available in May 2013, and applications will be considered until the position is filled.