A fully funded postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Kristin Gribble at the Marine Biological Laboratory to study the role of mitochondrial homeostasis in neurodegenerative disease. This project takes a multidisciplinary approach, using phenotypic, transcriptomic, genetic, genomic, biochemical, and imaging methods in a novel animal model system, the monogonont rotifer.
The Gribble lab focuses on understanding the cellular, epigenetic, and evolutionary mechanisms of aging. We are specifically investigating the genetic and epigenetic mechanisms of maternal effects in determining offspring health and lifespan. For more information about the laboratory, please see http://www.mbl.edu/jbpc/gribble/ or contact Dr. Gribble at email@example.com.
Applicants should posses a Ph.D. and/or M.D. in molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry, genetics, or a related field. The preferred applicant will have a background in mitochondrial biology, developmental biology, and/or neurobiology. Prior experience in confocal microscopy, RNAi, and/or bioinformatics is beneficial. The ideal candidate will have a record of scientific rigor, productivity, and creativity; the ability to work both independently and as part of a team; and a strong publication record. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required. Highly motivated individuals with experience in other model systems are encouraged to apply.