Post-Doctoral Associate, Shark EvoDevOmics: Evolution and development of shark skin teeth from genotype to phenotype to prototype.

University of Florida, Gainesville.

Gainesville, FL

Posted 11/16/2022

NSF-Funded postdoctoral position in shark developmental transcriptomics is available in the Laboratory of Gareth Fraser ( at the Department of Biology, University of Florida. The central themes of our lab are evolutionary developmental biology, and stem and regenerative biology of tooth-like structures in sharks. This NSF-funded project, in collaboration with Professor George Lauder at Harvard University, and Dr. Elizabeth Sibert at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, seeks to integrate deep time, development and design for the study of shark skin denticles.

We are looking for a motivated and creative scientist to assist in developing the shark as an EvoDevo model system, who will link single cell transcriptomics and bioinformatics with evolutionary developmental biology of shark skin teeth. The primary focus of this position will be generating and handling developmental RNAseq data (including single cell sequencing) to understand the development and cyclical regeneration of shark skin denticles. This project will aim to compare the development of shark skin teeth with the highly regenerative oral teeth.  

The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes a full benefits package. The start date is somewhat flexible, and the applicant selected for this position could begin as early as January 2023. Application deadline is December 31, 2022.

We seek applications from candidates with a PhD in biological sciences and experience with RNAseq (transcriptomic) or genomic analysis tools and bioinformatics. A keen interest in developmental biology/embryology, regenerative and stem cell biology is desirable.  

Application Instructions
For consideration, candidates should send (i) a CV; (ii) a statement of research interests and motivation, and (iii) names and email addresses of three referees to Dr. Gareth Fraser [email protected]

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Last Updated 11/16/2022