Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Biology and National Center for Behavioral Genomics at Brandeis University (Waltham, MA). The associate will be responsible for performing NIH-funded cutting-edge basic research on the molecular and cellular mechanisms of centrosome positioning and ciliogenesis.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
Examples of essential duties performed by the postdoctoral associate are listed below:
plan and conduct independent scholarly research
collect and analyze data using rigorous and reproducible approaches
develop new protocols, learn new experimental techniques, or become familiar with model systems other than those used in the lab, if necessary to move the project forward
present research results to the science community at Brandeis University and to external parties (e.g. at national and international conferences)
train and supervise undergraduate and graduate students
write manuscripts summarizing findings of the research project for publication in peer-reviewed professional journals and contribute to development of new grant applications to obtain project funding
interact with outside collaborators, if necessary for successful completion of the project
Candidates are required to have a Ph.D. degree in Neuroscience or related field
5 years of research experience with the nematode C. elegans and human and mouse-derived ciliated cell lines
practical experience in genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry, and light and confocal microscopy
demonstrated record of academic excellence as evidenced by at least two first-author research articles and invited reviews published in well recognized peer-reviewed journals
excellent critical thinking and written and oral communication skills
experience training and mentoring graduate students and undergraduate students conducting honors thesis research in the lab
the ability to work in a highly collaborative environment as evidenced by first-author publication that resulted from a collaborative effort among several labs
Additional Salary Information: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience
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