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Postdoctoral Position in Stem Cell Biology and Cell Fate Engineering

Posted by , on 8 November 2022

Location: Santa Cruz, California

Closing Date: 30 November 2023

A postdoctoral opportunity is available in The Department of Biomolecular Engineering, Baskin School of Engineering at University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC). The department has a vibrant research community with strong focus on stem cell biology, RNA biology and Bioinformatics (home to UCSC genome browser). Our lab is also affiliated with The Institute for the Biology of Stem Cells (IBSC) and UCSC Genomics Institute. Selected postdoc candidate will have the opportunity to apply for our internal  CIRM and/or NIH IRACDA postdoctoral fellowships offered by The Institute for the Biology of Stem Cells .

How stem cells decide to choose between two conflicting fates, division vs. differentiation, is an unsolved mystery of stem cell biology. The overarching goal of Shariati lab is to determine the mechanisms that link cell division to cellular differentiation in pluripotent cells. We will combine emerging genome-editing technologies with single cell imaging to determine regulatory principles of cell fate decisions in pluripotent cells.

Applicants with demonstrated experience in any of the following areas are highly encouraged to apply: Stem Cell BiologyTranscription, Quantitative Single Cell imaging, CRISPR screening and Mouse Genetics. Applicants will closely collaborate with Stanford University which is 1h drive from campus. Potential start date is Jan 2023 but flexible.

As your postdoc advisor, I will support you to reach the career goals that you set for yourself. In addition, UCSC has exceptional career development programs for postdoctoral fellows. Santa Cruz is a great town for postdocs with beautiful redwood forests on campus or many nearby beaches. Please email me (alish {a} a short cover letter stating your scientific background and interest, your CV and names/addresses of your advisors. Informal inquires also are welcomed!  

Applicants from underrepresented groups in sciences are highly encouraged to apply.

Closing Date: 30 November 2023

Duration: Permanent

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