Summary Description: Position: Postdoctoral researcher position available at The Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute, Columbia University, Manhattan, NY.Research topic: Regulation of nuclear architecture in neural stem cell temporal dynamics during Drosophila and mouse brain development.A postdoctoral position is immediately available for a highly motivated scientist in the lab of Minoree Kohwi in the Department of Neuroscience and Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind, Brain, and Behavior Institute (MBBI) of Columbia University, located in Manhattan, New York.My lab seeks to understand how neural diversity is generated in the developing brain, using the Drosophila and mouse model systems. Our focus is on investigating the role of nuclear architecture and genome organization in regulating the temporal dynamics of neural stem cell competence.We are part of MBBI, which brings together labs from multiple scientific areas across Columbia to promote interdisciplinary interactions and innovative ideas to understand the development and function of the brain. MBBI laboratories will be located in the new Jerome L. Greene Science Center of Columbia's Manhattanville campus, opening in the summer of 2016. For more information about MBBI, see website below.The goals are for the postdoc to build and successfully execute an exciting, independent project within the lab's research program through active discussion and collaboration with the PI. Additionally, I will provide mentorship on writing papers, submitting grant applications, presenting results at conferences, and preparing for a future career in either an academic or nonacademic setting. To this end, we partner with Columbia University's extensive postdoctoral training program to provide guidance in professional development, including workshops focused on grant writing, career development, networking and job searching within and outside of academia.We invite recent PhD graduates with a strong background in the following areas to apply: neurobiology, development, Drosophila genetics, cell biology (tissue culture, immunostaining, microscopy) biochemistry (westerns, chromatin immunoprecipitation), epigenetics, RNA-seq, molecular biology (cloning, CRISPR). Please email a cover letter that describes research background and interests, a CV, and a list of at least three references to Minoree Kohwi: firstname.lastname@example.org.For more information about the lab's interests and our funding sources, please visit: http://www.neurosciencephd.columbia.edu/profile/mkohwiFor information about The Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute: http://zuckermaninstitute.columbia.edu/For information about postdoctoral training programs at Columbia: http://postdocs.columbia.edu/
Minimum Qualifications: Zero to five years experience
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