The Uribe lab is seeking a proactive, collaborative postdoctoral research associate to study genetic and cellular mechanisms of early enteric nervous system development in zebrafish and to expand upon recent findings published by our group in eLife (Howard, Baker et al., 2021). The position is federally funded by a recently awarded NIH-NIDDK R01 grant, with a period of up to 3 years, with the expectation that the candidate will work with Dr. Rosa Uribe to apply for fellowships during this time. The Uribe lab provides a supportive training environment with opportunity to mentor junior lab members, develop new methods, and expand scientific communication skills.
The ideal candidate has recent training in cellular & molecular and/or developmental biology and a track-record of research and scholarly accomplishment(s); and skill with bioinformatic analysis of RNA-seq datasets, single-cell genomics, and/or computational biology and skill with zebrafish or a similar aquatic species in a lab environment. The start date is negotiable through Summer/Fall 2021.
Rice University has an active postdoctoral training community (https://graduate.rice.edu/) and features a broad, world-class biosciences research community.
Education Required: Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate
Major/Discipline: Cellular & molecular and/or developmental biology or related field
Experience Required: No experience required
- Knowledge of and skill with the principles and techniques of cellular & molecular and/or developmental biology - Skill in bioinformatic analysis of RNA-seq datasets, single-cell genomics, and/or computational biology - Skill in zebrafish or similar aquatic species husbandry and embryology - Skill in fluorescence microscopy methods - Able to write scholarly papers based on ongoing research and submits them to journals for publication - Able to work in a collaborative environment; able to work independently and professionally with minimal supervision and direction
- Requires manual dexterity for pipetting and other aspects of experimental protocols - Requires working at a computer for extended periods of time (up to eight hours per day) - Moderate lifting and carrying experimental materials and supplies - Requires working with the aquatic species zebrafish
- Open/Shared office environment - Laboratory environment - May require extended hours during peak periods to meet deadlines
Security Sensitive: As defined under the Texas Education Code and Rice Policy No. 425, this position is security sensitive and employment in this position is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.
Essential Personnel: Position is not considered essential during a campus emergency.
- Documents, analyzes, and maintains research data to study genetic and cellular mechanisms of early enteric nervous system development in zebrafish - Maintains zebrafish family groups and performs zebrafish aquatic facility husbandry - Utilizes modern embryology and genetic techniques - Presents data analyses and results at Uribe lab research group meetings; publishes and presents research findings - Assists with proposal development to obtain research funding - Mentors, oversees, and/or trains junior research team members - Supports project management and collaboration across institutions or disciplines - Designs and implements research protocols; adapts new procedures, methods or instrumentation relative to research procedures - Provides academic services (i.e., teaches a class) to the department as required - Performs all other duties as assigned
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