Duke University, Biology

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Position ID:Duke-Biology-SHERPD [#13598]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Cell Biology
Biology / Genetics
Appl Deadline:2019/04/24help popup finished (2019/04/17, finished 2019/10/27, listed until 2019/04/24)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

A research project involving the analysis of genes regulating type IV collagen secretion and deposition into basement membranes in the model system C. elegans seeks a postdoctoral associate with research experience in C. elegans genetics, cell biology, microscopy and molecular biology. Qualifications include a Ph.D. in cell biology and genetics and evidence of strong research productivity.

The postdoc will be responsible for: 1) analysis of ~10 genes that were identified in an RNAi screen as regulating collagen secretion. The work will specifically focusing on their expression, co-localization with collagen, and regulation of vesicle trafficking of collagen and other proteins that are secreted, 2) The use of genome editing and bioinformatics to identify and genome edit proteins involved with type IV collagen secretion, as well as newly identified basement membrane proteins. Opportunities will be available for the postdoc to initiate their own side project related to basement membrane biology.

Additional details about the project can be obtained by contacting David Sherwood (david.sherwood@duke.edu).

Salary and benefits are commensurate with Duke University standards for postdoctoral associates. Applicants should submit a CV, statement of research interests, and contact information for three people who can serve as references. Applications must be submitted through AcademicJobsOnline.com. Review of applications will begin on April 25th. The position could begin as soon as June 1st, 2019, but qualified applicants who will not complete their dissertations until the end of Spring 2019 are encouraged to apply, as hiring will be delayed for exceptionally qualified candidates. Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Duke makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire, and promote qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
Biology Department
Box 90338
Duke University
Durham NC 27708

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