Postdoctoral fellow

Detroit, MI
up to $50,000 per year + benefits
October 31 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
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A postdoctoral research position is available to investigate the role of neuron-glia interactions in the development and maintenance of the visual system, in the laboratory of Dr. Tiffany Cook in the Center of Molecular Medicine and Genetics at the Wayne State School of Medicine. The group uses the Drosophila eye as a model and applies a broad range of techniques, including cell and molecular biology, developmental genetics, electrophysiology, and genomic approaches. (  

Applicants must hold a PhD in Genetics, Neuroscience, or Molecular Biology, have excellent fine motor skills and demonstrate a strong publication record in their field of study. Experience with electrophysiology or transcriptomics is essential, and a background in Drosophila genetics is preferable. Applicants must be highly motivated, able to work independently and exhibit a strong work ethic. Candidates should also have excellent writing and oral communication skills.

Position available:  2018 - 2020.

For consideration, please send the following to Dr. Tiffany Cook (

1. A one-page cover letter describing research experience, interests, and goals
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Name, title, e-mail and phone number for a minimum of 3 references

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