A postdoctoral position is available to investigate biophysical mechanisms of tissue morphogenesis. A collaboration between the Amack Lab at SUNY Upstate Medical University and the Manning group at Syracuse University brings together mathematical modeling with in vivo cell biology in zebrafish embryos to understand how biophysical forces impact cellular behaviors during morphogenesis. The successful candidate will work in the developmental biology lab of Dr. Jeffrey Amack, and collaborate with other faculty mentors in physics (Dr. Lisa Manning) and cell biology (Dr. Heidi Hehnly) to develop innovative experimental approaches in zebrafish that will include genome engineering, optogenetics, laser ablations, and live imaging of single cells.
The selected candidate will have the opportunity to participate in the postdoctoral development program in the Syracuse BioInspired Institute (https://bioinspired.syr.edu/education/development-program/). Candidates should be highly motivated, have a PhD in life science, and have a strong record of scholarship. Previous experience with microscopy or zebrafish is preferred, but not required. To apply, send a curriculum vitae, a cover letter with a brief statement of research interests and career goals, and the names of 3 references to email@example.com. Priority will be given to applications received before December 11, 2020. Women and under-represented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.