The Seifert lab in the Department of Biology at the University of Kentucky (UK) is seeking exceptionally creative postdoctoral researchers to join our group. We utilize a diverse array of species to understand the cellular and molecular basis for complex tissue regeneration in mammals. In addition to maintaining an active breeding colony of spiny mice (Acomys cahirinus) at UK, we continue to work with wild-trapped rodent species in Kenya (regenerating and non-regenerating). Successful applicants will initially join projects investigating how immune cells regulate the regenerative response to injury or how fibroblasts coordinate local inputs to undergo morphogenesis during regeneration. Ideal candidates will have a strong background in developmental biology, experience working with model or non-model organisms, expertise in microscopy and comfortability with bioinformatics. While these are funded positions, postdocs in the Seifert lab are strongly encouraged to develop their own projects and external funding portfolios as a pathway toward independence. Informal inquiries are strongly encouraged.
Review of applications will begin January 30th and will continue until the position has been filled. Candidates will have completed their Ph.D. prior to starting the position but need not have defended their dissertation prior to applying. Applicants should send a single pdf document to Ashley Seifert (firstname.lastname@example.org) that includes their CV, names of three references, and a 1-2-page synopsis of their current research interests and how these complement our overall research program.