POSTDOCTORAL POSITION: Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, or Biochemistry National Institutes of Health, NHLB, Bethesda, MD
POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Rusan lab (www.rusanlab.com) within the Cell and Developmental Biology Center (CDBC) at the NHLBI is seeking two postdoctoral fellows to explore any area of centrosome or cytoskeletal biology of interest to the postdoc. The primary goal of this position is to assist in launching the postdoc’s independent career by fostering and supporting the development of their future research program. The applicant will have the opportunity to utilize all resources offered by the Rusan lab, the CDBC, and the NIH. This includes:
- A fully funded position for up to 5 years, enabling the postdoc to concentrate on developing their research program. - A dedicated support staff within the Rusan lab: the PI (Nasser Rusan), a Staff Scientist (Brian Galletta), and a lab technician (Carey Fagerstrom), each with over 20 years of research experience and focused on supporting postdocs. - A wealth of expertise within the CDBC and across the NIH main campus that spans the entirety of biomedical research. - NHLBI core facilities, which include one of the best light microscopy facilities in the US. - Extensive career support thorough the NHLBI Office of Education and NIH’s OITE - https://www.training.nih.gov/ The details of any research project need not be determined a priori. However, to optimally support the postdoc in achieving their goals, projects should align with the broad interests of the lab, which encompass the cytoskeleton, centrosome biology, mitosis, spermatogenesis, and brain development. We are also broadening our efforts in collaboration with NHLBI clinical investigators to model human diseases and screen for therapeutics. While the lab primarily uses Drosophila as a model system, a background in Drosophila genetics is not required.
Qualification: • Candidates must hold a doctoral degree. • Candidates with expertise in biochemistry or an interest in machine learning and AI-based image analysis are also encouraged to apply.
Applications from women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged. Appointees may be U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, or foreign nationals with or eligible to obtain a valid employment authorized visa. This position is subject to a background investigation. Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
Please email your CV, a summary of your current and future research interests, and a summary of your career goals to Nasser Rusan (firstname.lastname@example.org). Letters of reference will be requested at a later date.
Application deadline: until filled.
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