A postdoctoral fellowship/senior research associate position is currently available in the Bonkowsky lab at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, UT. As a senior research associate there is an opportunity for long-term faculty or staff appointment.
The project entails the use of zebrafish as an experimental model to study and develop human leukodystrophies, with extension to drug discovery and testing in other systems. We apply advanced genetic approaches, including transgenesis, genome editing (CRISPR/Cas9), optogenetics, behavior screening, and confocal microscopic imaging techniques (e.g. Gao et al., eNeuro, 2018; Strachan et al., Human Molecular Genetics, 2017; Son et al., Nature Scientific Reports, 2016).
Our research group is an interdisciplinary, collaborative group with research interests ranging from studies of connectivity, effects of hypoxia, and the leukodystrophies and human disease genes. The Bonkowsky laboratory is located in the Department of Neurobiology with access to a large modern zebrafish facility, imaging core facilities, and a vibrant scientific community including more than ten zebrafish labs.
Candidates should have a Ph.D. or other advanced degree in a research field. The ideal candidate will have expertise in bench research, microscopy, data and/or image analysis, and modern molecular biology techniques.
If interested, please send your CV to: Josh Bonkowsky, MD, PhD (firstname.lastname@example.org)