Duke University, Molecular Genetics and Microbiology

Position ID:Duke-MGM-YANLAB [#19536, 3820]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27710, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Genetics
Biology / Molecular/Cell Biology, Molecular Genetics, Neurobiology
Appl Deadline: (posted 2021/09/10, listed until 2022/03/10)
Position Description:    

Postdoctoral Associate position available in the laboratory of Dong Yan at Duke University, NC, USA (https://mgm.duke.edu/faculty-and-research/primary-faculty/dong-yan-phd/). Competitive salary and excellent work environment.

Our research focuses on understanding the mechanisms underlying neuronal development, regeneration, and degeneration. We use a free-living tiny roundworm, called Caenorhabditis elegans, as a model. The defined cell lineage, completely mapped connectome and rapid life cycle of this organism greatly facilitate investigating the nervous system at the subcellular resolution. Using cutting edge laser axotomy, live imaging, and genetic and genome editing approaches, we address questions related to neurons and glia in development and aging. We currently have projects focusing on the following areas: i) neuronal and glial development; ii) gap junction regulation; iii) neurodegeneration and regeneration. The ideal candidate will have a solid background in developmental and molecular/cellular biology and a strong interest in neurobiology. Candidates must hold a PhD, MD, MD/PhD degree or have completed the requirements for such a degree prior to starting the position as well as have prior publications.

Applicants should submit a CV, statement of research interests, and names and contact information of three references.

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