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The Famulski Lab in the Department of Biology at the University of Kentucky seeks a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow. The lab has recently secured NIH funding for 5 years to study the biology and specification of neural crest derived Periocular Mesenchyme during early eye development. The project will include application of light-sheet microscopy, genome editing, novel lineage tracking methodology and exciting molecular biology approaches. A successful candidate would possess a strong research background in developmental biology, cell biology, microscopy and ideally zebrafish genetics. Preference will be given to applicants with additional research experience in in vivo imaging and retinal development. Good written and oral communication skills are essential, along with excellent organizational skills. The postdoctoral fellow will be expected to apply for fellowship grants and collaborate with other postdoctoral fellows, graduate and undergraduate students in the lab.


The Department of Biology houses a diverse and exciting group of research labs providing numerous opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration. The Famulski Lab is committed to scientific excellence, diversity, and to providing mentorship for professional growth. Qualified candidates should send their curriculum vitae and a one page summary of research interests along with the names and addresses of three references to Dr. Jakub Famulski (


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories.

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