Postdoctoral position University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Posted 8/12/2019

Position: A post-doctoral position is available in the laboratory of Yasu Kawakami, Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.
Research topic: We are interested in molecular mechanisms that regulate two types of embryonic progenitor populations. One is “limb progenitors” which are specified from a group of cells in the lateral plate mesoderm and will undergo morphogenesis to form functional limbs. The other is bi-potential “neuromesodermal progenitors” that contribute to both the neural tube and somite in post-gastrulation embryos. We use cell culture, mice and zebrafish as model systems.
Qualification: Applicants should have a Ph.D. in a biology related field. We expect applicants to have basic experience with molecular and cell biology. Must be self-motivated, enthusiastic and collaborative.
The ideal candidate will have an experience with working in vivo in an animal model. We have recently generated transgenic and CRISPR mutant zebrafish lines for in vivo cell migration analysis, so experience in the zebrafish system and imaging is a plus.
Required documents:
1.     Cover letter explaining your interest in our lab.
2.     CV with a list of 3 references. No need of letters at this time.
Prospective candidates should contact Yasu Kawakami, Ph.D. (

Last Updated 08/12/2019