Postdoctoral position: Optigenetic Approaches to Cell Division at Columbia Univ

Applications are invited for an NIH-funded Postdoctoral Fellow position in the Canman Lab in the Department of Pathology and Cell Biology at Columbia University Medical Center in New York, NY. The postdoctoral fellow will develop novel infrared laser-based optigenetic technology to locally inhibit protein function in vivo. The project involves developing a new imaging system and applying this technology for use with living specimens. Additionally, experimental work will involve temperature-sensitive genetic mutants of the small optically clear nematode Caenorhabditis elegans. Studies will focus on understanding the spatio-temporal regulation of proteins required for accurate cell division, a process fundamental to the development and homeostasis of all organisms.

We seek a highly motivated, qualified candidate with a Ph.D. in biophysics, bioengineering, optical engineering, biophotonics, or related areas. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who have direct experience working with infrared lasers and optics. Candidates should be enthusiastic about developing new technology and working in a biological system. The Fellow will work in a highly interdisciplinary research environment integrating genetics, cell and molecular biology, and advanced quantitative microscopy techniques. Experience with C. elegans or other biological system is not required but would be highly desirable.

To apply, send your Curriculum vitae and three references to:

Julie Canman, Ph.D.
Columbia University
Department of Pathology & Cell Biology and