Postdoctoral Research Associate
A Postdoctoral or more senior position is available in the laboratory led by Dr. Ricardo Mallarino, Department of Molecular Biology, Princeton University. The lab focuses on uncovering the genetic and developmental mechanisms by which form and structure are generated during vertebrate embryogenesis. We combine the study of emerging and traditional model organisms to explore questions relating to patterning and evolution of novelty in the mammalian skin. The lab uses a variety of approaches, including experimental embryology, genetics, genomics, imaging, and mathematical modelling to uncover gene function and understand mechanisms of evolutionary change. While the position entails working on specific areas, the candidate is expected/encouraged to take a leading role in the conceptual and experimental design of the project. In addition, there will be significant opportunities for pursuing original ideas that fall within the general focus of the lab. For more information, please visit www.mallarinolab.org. ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate must have a strong background in developmental biology, molecular/cell biology, and/or genomics. A Ph.D. in these disciplines is preferred, however candidates holding a Ph.D. in other areas that have strong laboratory and/or bioinformatics skills are encouraged to apply. Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to work independently or in collaboration are essential. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Prior experience with experimental embryology, molecular biology techniques, cell/tissue culture, and microscopy would be very beneficial. Familiarity with transcriptomics, whole genome sequencing, and/or chromatin biology preferred. However, necessary training will be provided for a motivated candidate. To apply for this position please submit a CV, a cover letter describing research interests, and contact information for three references including current PI. Applications will be reviewed promptly until the position is filled. This position is subject to the University's background check policy.