Summary of Position: A Post-doctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Maureen Cetera in the Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Development at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. Work in the lab is focused on understanding the mechanisms that coordinate cell behaviors across great distances during embryonic development. We use the mouse epidermis as a model system to identify and study the directional cues that pattern Planar Cell Polarity across the skin. Specific projects include mapping natural variants that disrupt fur orientation in mice and guinea pigs, identifying changes in gene expression across the skin, and using organotypic culture systems to induce an axis of polarity.
Essential Funtions: 80% Research 10% Mentoring junior researchers in the lab 10% Written and oral communication of data (e.g. papers, lab meeting, departmental seminars)
Required Qualifications: A doctoral degree in a relevant scientific discipline. A pending doctoral degree may be considered with approval of the Principal Investigator.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience and publications demonstrating expertise in any of the following areas would be preferred but is not a necessity: microscopy, image analysis, genetics, molecular biology, cell culture.
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