Postdoctoral Position - Vertebrate Craniofacial Development and Stem Cell Biology

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Milwaukee, WI

Posted 8/7/2023

The Gouignard laboratory in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, is looking for a motivated postdoctoral scientist to join our group for the fall semester 2023.

Our research interest is to understand at the cellular and molecular levels the co-dependency between cell populations and tissues. Cooperation between cell populations is the hallmark of embryonic development as well as tumor development and cancer spreading. As a model of study, we focus on two embryonic cell populations, the neural crest and cranial placodes. These two cell populations give rise to most of the craniofacial structures and sensory organs of the head, and show co-dependency during their induction, development, and migration, similar to the cooperation between cancer cells and stroma.

The postdoctoral candidate is expected to work on a newly funded NIH project aimed at developing Xenopus embryonic stem cell lines. The successful candidate will use embryo injection and animal cap extraction, cell culture, live cell imaging, genomic and proteomic approaches to generate and characterize these cell lines.

Our laboratory is in the Department of Biological with many groups sharing a highly collaborative developmental and neurobiology program. Besides top-quality research core facilities, career guidance and professional development training are provided for postdoctoral fellows.

Preference will be given to candidates with strong background in cell biology, biochemistry or stem cell biology.  Salary will be commensurate with experience. Interested candidates may send their CV, a short description of relevant expertise and research interests, list of publications and the names of three references to Dr. Nadege Gouignard ([email protected]).

Last Updated 08/07/2023