Postdoc at Brown University (Providence, RI) for Cell and Developmental Biology

Posted 11/10/2020

We are looking to hire multiple talented full-time Postdoctoral fellows. In our group, three major projects are currently undertaken supported by NIH and NSF funding programs:

(1) Cell and Developmental Biology: Identifying how germline factors contributes to cellular functions and development, using sea urchin embryonic cells and human cancer cells.

(2) Evolutionary Developmental Biology: Discovering how the molecular evolution alters the developmental program and contributes to species diversity, using multiple echinoderm embryos.

(3) Theoretical and computational modeling of connecting cellular geometry and function with gene regulatory network (GRN)

All projects require skills in cell biology, embryology, live imaging and/or computational modeling such as microinjection, optogenetic manipulations of a protein, 4D-confocal imaging and 3D-modeling of embryonic cells using R, Python and other packages. Additionally, experience in Biochemistry and applied math/physics is also welcomed. The PI will provide necessary trainings both in experiments and manuscript/grant writing.

Independent thinking, excellent intellectual understanding and strong motivation to obtain own fellowships are highly appreciated. Interested individuals should contact Mamiko Yajima ( Please enclose your CV, Cover letter and contacts of 3 references. Reviews will begin immediately and continue until positions are filled.

Last Updated 11/10/2020