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Marine Biological Laboratory Postdoctoral Researcher, Live Imaging Germline Regeneration - Ozpolat Lab in Woods Hole, Massachusetts


Position summary:

The Özpolat Lab at the MBL is looking for a post-doctoral researcher to work on our NIH-funded germline regeneration project in the marine annelid Platynereis dumerilii.

The project involves live-imaging germline formation and regeneration in the embryonic, larval and juvenile stages of the worms using advanced microscopy. MBL has excellent imaging resources including several light sheet systems, confocal microscope and spinning disk as a part of the new exciting imaging initiative ( .

The project will also include microinjections to establish transgenic lines for visualizing germ cells and eventually combining the imaging results with single cell transcriptomics.

Additional Information:

This is a position as a part of NIH grant which was recently awarded. The candidate will be required to develop some of the new techniques and therefore should be somebody who enjoys troubleshooting. We have established internal and external collaborations with leaders in advanced microscopy, and the candidate will communicate and train with these people on a regular basis.

We are a lab that supports diversity and inclusion! Candidates from minoritized backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Basic Qualifications:

PhD in developmental biology, cell and molecular biology, or related subject. Familiarity with molecular cloning, RNA/DNA techniques is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Some prior imaging experience (familiarity with one or more of the systems above) is preferable. Experience with single cell RNAseq, tissue transcriptomics, genome editing techniques, and microinjections would be a plus.

Physical Requirements:

Occasional lifting of heavy objects (<30 lbs)

Required Documents:

Cover letter, CV, and a statement of research and career goals.

Please provide the contact information of 3 references (no letters needed at the time of application; referees will be contacted by the PI).

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