Postdoctoral position at the University of Pennsylvania

The Fang-Yen and Murray laboratories at the University of Pennsylvania seek a postdoctoral researcher to develop genetic and optical tools for light-induced transgene expression in the model roundworm C. elegans. The project is a collaborative effort between the Murray laboratory, which uses a combination of quantitative microscopy and genomics to understand the regulatory logic of embryogenesis, and the Fang-Yen laboratory, which studies neural circuits and behavior using novel optical and genetic tools. The successful candidate will develop a new system allowing light-activated control of gene expression in arbitrary cells in C. elegans and will apply this technology to studies of neural circuits and neurodevelopment.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a relevant field and should have experience with molecular biology and microscopy. Prior experience with C. elegans would be advantageous. The applicant must be able to work independently and communicate effectively.

To apply, send a CV, a brief cover letter outlining your research accomplishments and interests, and contact information for at least three references to:

Christopher Fang-Yen
John Murray