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Postdoctoral Research Associate Position - Interneuron specification in the zebrafish spinal cord

Department of Biology, Syracuse University, New York.

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research fellowship to work in the Lewis Lab

( examining how transcription factors specify the unique characteristics of

spinal cord interneurons.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced Developmental Biologist or Biochemist, preferably with

experience of working with zebrafish.

Experience in any of the following techniques would be an advantage: zebrafish embryology, in situ

hybridization, immunohistochemistry, Biochemistry, live cell imaging using multiphoton/confocal

microscopy, molecular biology, Co-IPs, constructing and analysing transgenic lines, FAC sorting and

microarray analysis and/or bioinformatic analyses of RNA-Seq or Chip-Seq data.

All candidates should have, or be about to obtain, a PhD in a relevant field.

Applicants should fill in the job application at

job id 074691 and include a cover letter stating why they are interested in the position, a full CV with

bibliography and the names, addresses and email addresses of at least three referees.

Informal enquiries can be addressed to

Applications may be read as they are received. Closing date: 30th August 2019.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

The SU Biology department ( is a vibrant department with strengths in Developmental

Biology, Genetics, Epigenetics, Neuroscience, Ecology and Evolution. Additional Neuroscience

faculty are also located in other SU dpts (

Syracuse is an inexpensive and very pleasant and vibrant city to live in. It offers the amenities of a city

without lots of the hastles. It has its own airport (15 minute drive from downtown) and is close to

Toronto, New York City, Philadelphia, Montreal as well as the natural beauty of Upstate New York

(Niagara Falls, The Finger Lakes, Adirondack lakes and mountains etc).

Syracuse University also shares a campus with SUNY Upstate Medical University that has active

research programs in Cell Biology, Developmental Biology and Neuroscience and the Lewis Lab

regularly participates in seminar series and other programs with SUNY UMU researchers.

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