Postdoc Position in Developmental and Regenerative Biology
- Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Vanderbilt University
- Location: Nashville, TN
- Job Number: 7063387
- Posting Date: Feb 5, 2020
- Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionWe are looking for a curious, enthusiastic and creative team member for new exciting projects in our lab (postdoc or staff scientist). The Fuhrmann Laboratory investigates the role of signaling pathways (Wnt, TGFbeta, Hippo, Hedgehog) during ocular development and regeneration in mouse. We investigate the cellular and molecular mechanisms regulating early eye patterning, RPE development and closure of the optic fissure during formation of the optic cup. We determine how signaling pathways control regeneration of the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) in the adult eye. The lab is located in the Vanderbilt Eye Institute and is affiliated with the Cell and Developmental Biology Dept. at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN (https://www.vumc.org/fuhrmannlab/).
We are seeking candidates with a strong motivation in applying advanced imaging techniques and functional physiology techniques, and a solid background in cell biology, biochemistry and tissue culture paradigms to study aspects of ocular development and/or regeneration in mouse. Successful candidates must have a recent PhD in Life Sciences or equivalent with at least one first-author publication from their graduate work. We look forward to a talented and highly motivated team member. Candidates with less than 2 years of postgraduate work are specifically encouraged to apply. To apply, email a brief cover letter describing research accomplishments and future research goals, current CV with list of publications, and contact information for 3 professional references to: