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Postdoc position – Hox gene regulation in fin/limb skeletal patterning

Posted by , on 24 October 2012

Closing Date: 15 March 2021

Postdoc position in appendage skeletal development and evolution

An NSF funded postdoctoral position of up to 3 years, is available from 1 February 2013 to work with Dr Marcus C. Davis on the evolution of Hox gene regulation in fin and limb skeletal patterning, using North American paddlefish (Polyodon spathula) and axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum) as model systems.

Applicants must have a PhD in an area of biology with strengths in developmental biology.  The qualified applicant will have significant experience in molecular biology techniques including: PCR techniques, primer design, antisense riboprobe construction, whole mount in situ hybridization. Experience working with aquatic vertebrate embryos and larvae (zebrafish, axolotl, Xenopus, and/or non-model taxa) is essential, as are basic histology skills. Experience with focal electroporation and microinjection tecnhniques in aquatic vertebrates is highly desired for this project.  Additionally, experience with transcriptome data and analysis will be an advantage.  Applicants must be prepared for extensive and rigorous experimental hours during the short embryonic growth season (April and May) for paddlefish.

Send applications including a CV, a statement of research interests and the names of three references to: Dr Marcus Davis, Dept. of Biology and Physics, 1000 Chastain Road, Bldg #12, Kennesaw, GA 30144.  Electronic submissions are preferred and can be sent to:

Kennesaw State Official Job Posting:

Davis Lab Page:

Kennesaw State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator. Georgia is an Open Records State.

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