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We have a position open immediately for post-doctoral fellow to join our laboratory to investigate the pathophysiology of genetically-defined blood diseases in both zebrafish models and cell lines. The newly constructed and fully-equipped lab consists of 750 sq ft aquatic facilities and 600 sq ft bench space including advanced Zeiss microscopy. There is additional 1500 sq ft of lab space for non-zebrafish related studies.

Experience in molecular biology (genotyping, qPCR, cloning) and zebrafish manipulation is highly desired. Expertise in cellular metabolism or RNA splicing would be great.

Postdocs will be expected to participate in project planning, recording, and interpretation of data, and communication of results, and be expected to give poster sessions and oral presentations at national meetings. The successful applicant will be a team player, work independently but with regular communication with the principal investigator, lead zebrafish scientist, and team. He/she will have strong data analysis and writing skills.

Richmond is one of the most affordable large size cities, with low cost of living, wonderful outdoors activities (kayaking, biking, and hiking), and microbrewery scene. Virginia Commonwealth University is the #1 public arts school in the US. It is also close to Washington, the Atlantic Ocean, and some of the country’s best vineyards.

Please send CV, names of three references, and career statement to Seth Corey, Professor of Pediatrics, Micro/Immunology, and Human and Molecular Genetics at VCU, seth.corey@vcuhealth.org

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