We are looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated, postdoctoral researcher interested in cell/developmental biology to join our young, vibrant research team under the direction of Dr. Elizabeth Ables in the Department of Biology at East Carolina University. We are committed to a diverse academic community where the exchange of ideas, knowledge and perspectives is an active part of living and learning. Qualified individuals (US citizens or non-citizen nationals) who self-identify as first generation, rural/inner city/underserved background, and/or as belonging to a historically underrepresented racial/ethnic group are especially encouraged to apply. The Ables Lab studies the mechanisms of stem cell fate and proliferation in Drosophila. We take genetic and cell biological approaches to assess in vivo the pivotal role of steroid hormones and their receptors in controlling tissue-specific stem cell behavior. This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in teaching and mentoring undergraduates, particularly those from underserved backgrounds. The position is available beginning Summer 2020 and is limited to 2 years, contingent on availability of funds.
Interested applicants should send (combined in a single pdf): a cover letter (including names of 3 individuals who are willing to serve as references), a curriculum vitae, and a brief (2-page) statement of career goals via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Letters of reference will be requested from final candidates following initial screening.