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Zebrafish Modeling Disease

National Cancer Institute, Frederick, MD

Position Description:

A post-doctoral position is available in Dr. Christopher Westlake’s laboratory, located in the Laboratory of Cell and Development Signaling, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health. Our group combines cell and developmental biological, biochemisty/proteomics, and genetics approaches to understand signaling regulation important in development and human disease, as it pertains to ciliopathy and cancer.

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The position is open to individuals with PhD and/or MD degrees with outstanding interpersonal/communication skills and work ethic. Applicants with postdoctoral training may be considered for a Research Fellow position. The successful applicant will be expected to lead their own projects as well as to contribute to collaborative research efforts in the laboratory. Candidates with experience with using zebrafish to model human disease and/or application of in vivo cellular imaging are preferred. Experience using other embryonic animal systems will be considered. A strong interest in membrane trafficking, signal transduction or cilia biology is required. Experience with advanced microscopy (live cell, super resolution, electron microscopy etc) is desired.

To Apply:

Please email a CV, statement of research interests, and names of three references with email addresses and phone numbers. Please write “Postdoctoral application” in the subject heading.

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