A postdoc position is available in the Duhamel laboratory in the Molecular and Cellular Biology department at the University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ (https://mcb.arizona.edu/profile/solange-duhamel). The research is an exploration of metabolite exchange in a vertebrate-alga symbiosis. The work will involve stable and radioisotope labeling of a freshwater green alga, microinjection of algae into amphibian embryos, and histological and chemical analyses of the established symbiosis. We seek to reveal nutritional aspects of this novel symbiosis. We are looking for someone with experience in histological methods with knowledge of different embedding and sectioning materials and protocols. Preference will be given to candidates with prior experience working with radioactive materials. The work will require travel between two laboratories, with approximately half of the year in the Duhamel laboratory at University of Arizona and half of the year in the Burns laboratory at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences in Boothbay, Maine. The position is currently funded for one year from the start date with the possibility for extension.
Candidates must have a PhD degree in a relevant field. Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to work harmoniously in a collaborative research team are crucial.