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Postdoctoral position in vascular development using spatial transcriptomics, tissue clearing, and light-sheet microscopy

Posted by , on 31 October 2017

Closing Date: 15 March 2021

An NIH funded T32 postdoctoral fellow position is available in the Pediatric Heart Lung Center (PHLC), at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, in Aurora CO. The focus of the interdisciplinary programs within the PHLC is research with a special emphasis on new understanding and novel strategies for the treatment of childhood cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases. This position will report to Dr. Douglas Shepherd and Dr. Steven Abman. Animal models, spatial transcriptomics, optical tissue clearing, and a novel cleared-tissue specific light-sheet fluorescence microscope will all be utilized to develop new insights into the molecular mechanisms governing endothelial cell differentiation during fetal development (see: Ryan et al 2017; Singh et al., 2017; Jun Yun et al., 2016).

The ideal candidate has experience with animal models and advanced fluorescence imaging. Opportunities will exist for both instrument development and new biological models of vascular development in the lung. Therefore, candidates with a microscopy background and/or a biological background are invited to apply.

Additionally, Dr. Shepherd has existing projects as part of the University of Colorado Center for Neuroscience on imaging within intact murine brains. Through these projects, opportunities will also be available to apply spatial transcriptomics to the developing brain.

Because this an NIH T32 funded position, candidates must hold US citizenship or a US permanent residence.

To apply, please visit the job posting at the CU Careers website.

For further information, please contact Dr. Shepherd (douglas.shepherd AT

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