A postdoctoral fellow position is available to study the role of sex chromosome genes in gamete formation in the Monika Ward laboratory (http://www.ibr.hawaii.edu/343-2/monika-ward/) at the Institute for Biogenesis Research, University of Hawaii.
M. Ward's group research interests is on male fertility/infertility, spermatogenesis, assisted reproduction technologies (ART), and the role of sex chromosome genes in reproduction. The current project utilizes advancements in cell reprogramming to understand sex specific differences pertaining to effects of sex chromosomes and X and Y genes on germline development in a mouse model and involves in vitro gamete reconstitution, cytogenetic and molecular biology analyses of cells, and ART.
The candidate must have a PhD degree in biological sciences and prior training and experience with mammalian germ cells and gametes, cell culture, and molecular biology techniques. Working knowledge in the ESC and iPSC culture, genetic manipulations and reprogramming are desirable. Candidates should be motivated to pursue career in reproductive biology field and should have established track record of success evidenced by first author publications.
For consideration, please send the following to Dr. Monika Ward (firstname.lastname@example.org):