Postdoctoral Scholar

University of California, Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

Posted 4/16/2024

Position Overview: We are seeking a motivated postdoctoral researcher to join our team in a research project investigating the genetics of vertebrate brain cell evolution. This research project would require full-time seasonal work with sea lamprey (Petromyzon marinus) in August and September based at the Martik Lab at University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley), and the rest of the year working with zebrafish (Danio rerio) based at our laboratory (Tornini Lab) at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

Requirements: The successful candidate will have a PhD in a relevant area of Life Sciences. Experience with animal models (preference for fish or other aquatic models), embryology (including animal husbandry and microinjections), and molecular biology (including cloning) is required. Experience with genomics and immunofluorescence/in situ hybridization is preferred but not required. The applicant must be highly self-motivated, ambitious, and demonstrate an excellent record of scientific achievements through preprinting and/or peer-reviewed publications and presentations. Excellent skills in oral and written scientific communication, time management, organizational skills, and independence as part of a team are expected. Preferred start date is on or around July 1, 2024

How to Apply: For questions about the position, please contact the Principal Investigator, Dr. Valerie Tornini ([email protected]). Candidates interested in the position should email Dr. Tornini with PDFs of: a full CV, a cover letter that includes a brief statement of their research experience and interests, and (optional) a Statement of Contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion (max. 500 words). If selected for an interview, candidates will be asked to provide names of three references. Full ad available at this link.


Last Updated 04/16/2024