Post-doctoral position, Fisher Lab, University of Pittsburgh

A post-doctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Alfred Fisher in the Pittsburgh Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases at the University of Pittsburgh. Our laboratory uses molecular and genetic approaches to determine how cells detect changes in proteosomal function and translate these into cellular responses.

The project will utilize a forward genetic approach coupled with fluorescent COPAS biosorting to identify novel regulatory pathways.

For examples of current research in the Fisher lab please see:

Ferguson AA, Springer MG, and Fisher AL. skn-1 dependent and independent regulation of aip-1 expression following metabolic stress in C. elegans. Mol Cell Bio 2010; 30(11):2651-67.

Hochbaum D, Zhang Y, Stuckenholz C, Labhart P, Alexiadis V, Martin R, Knolker HJ, and Fisher AL. DAF-12 regulates a connected network of genes to ensure robust developmental decisions. PLOS Genetics 2011 7(7): e1002179.

Applicants should have a PhD or MD PhD degree with experience in genetics, biochemistry, or molecular biology. Please send e-mail indicating interest to Dr. Fisher at

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