The Lobo Lab at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County is seeking a postdoctoral researcher in developmental biology to join a new five-year NIH-funded project in the area of systems biology of shape and size regulation. The project will leverage the planarian worm extraordinary ability to grow, degrow, and regenerate their whole body and organs to discern the molecular mechanisms that control growth, shape, and size regulation. Join our interdisciplinary systems biology team combining surgical and genetic manipulations, molecular assays, machine learning, mathematical modeling, and ontological formalizations to obtain a mechanistic understanding of the genetic pathways that regulate tissue growth dynamics and whole-body scale targeted shapes and sizes.
Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. in developmental biology or related field. Experience with whole-mount in situ hybridization and immunostaining, RNA interference gene knockdown, and genomic DNA and total RNA extraction is strongly preferred. Successful candidates will also have a demonstrated record of publications and excellent communication skills.
Interested applicants should email a cover letter with research interests and experience, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to Dr. Lobo (firstname.lastname@example.org).