The Washington University School of Medicine Zebrafish Consortium Research Services Core has an opening for a Staff Scientist that will lead the core in its daily research activities. The successful candidate will assist in developing and conducting research projects, such as genome editing, genotyping and phenotypic analyses, including experimental design, data analysis and documentation of experimental results.
The Solnica-Krezel Lab is part of the Department of Developmental Biology at Washington University School of Medicine. The lab has a broad interest in the cellular and molecular genetic mechanisms underlying vertebrate gastrulation, a crucial period of embryogenesis during which the germ layers are formed and then shaped into the vertebrate body plan with organ rudiments. We are addressing the mechanisms of gastrulation in the zebrafish (Danio rerio), a system that affords a powerful combination of forward and reverse genetic analyses with embryological, cellular and molecular methods and also in human embryonic stem cells. We are also employing embryonic stem cells and tumor cell lines to test whether the new genes and mechanisms we implicate in zebrafish gastrulation are also involved in human development and disease.
We are seeking outstanding applicants to join us. Applicants are expected to have a PhD or MD/PhD in a relevant area, including, but not limited to cell biology, genetics and biochemistry. Potential research projects will be developed in consultation with the postdoc.
We welcome inquires for rotation projects from any Washington University PhD student enrolled in any of our 12 Division of Biology and Biomedical sciences PhD programs.
We welcome inquires for research and training opportunities during the academic year and summer.
About the Department of Developmental Biology
The Department of Developmental Biology is a dynamic research community, with interests spanning multiple model organisms and disease paradigms, and the research environment and facilities at Washington University and the School of Medicine is world-class.
Interested applicants should email a single PDF file consisting of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a personal statement (including research interests and career goals) and should arrange for submission of three letters of reference to: firstname.lastname@example.org