- University of Florida
- Location: St. Augustin, FL
- Job Number: 7176220
- Posting Date: Sep 5, 2023
Dr. Christine Schnitzler (https://www.whitney.ufl.edu/people/current-research-faculty/christine-e-schnitzler-phd/) is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to join an NIH-funded project titled "Characterizing the molecular regulators of stem cell populations during homeostasis and regeneration in Hydractinia, an emerging cnidarian research organism" using modern experimental and computational biology techniques.
The position is based at the University of Florida's Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience in St. Augustine, FL. Information about the Whitney Laboratory can be found at http://www.whitney.ufl.edu/
The Schnitzler lab focuses on stem cells and regeneration in the context of genomics and evolution using the colonial cnidarian Hydractinia as a research organism. The project includes characterizing subpopulations of adult stem cells including investigating how stem cells are maintained and how progenitor populations are specified in different contexts, including regeneration. The work includes molecular biology, cellular biology, imaging, cell sorting, and bioinformatics approaches. The position is guaranteed for two years with the possibility of renewal and is available immediately with a preference to applicants that can start by October 31st, 2023 or earlier.
Salary range is $56,484-$66,628 depending on years of experience following NIH guidelines plus benefits.
A Ph.D. in molecular and cellular biology, developmental biology, evolutionary biology, or a related field is required. Desired experience includes molecular and cellular biology and fluorescence imaging techniques. Experience with cnidarians or other marine invertebrate organisms and/or marine genomics would be advantageous. Experience with cell sorting and/or single-cell RNA sequencing and data analysis would be advantageous. Background knowledge and experience with stem cells and regeneration would be preferred. Other relevant experience, such as functional genomics experience should be highlighted in the application. Diversity is a core value of our research group, and we are committed to fostering an inclusive and equitable work environment.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Interested applicants should submit the following:
One- to two-page cover letter detailing research interests and experience including motivation for seeking this position.
Names and contact information of three references
Review of applications will start immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Questions? Contact Dr. Christine Schnitzler (christine.schnitzler@whitne y.ufl.edu)