Postdoctoral Associate - Tzumin Lee Lab
- Ashburn, VA
Primary Work Address: 19700 Helix Drive, Ashburn, VA, 20147
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Janelia Research Campus is a pioneering research center in Ashburn, Virginia, where scientists pursue fundamental questions in neuroscience and imaging. The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) launched Janelia in 2006, establishing an intellectually distinctive environment for scientists to do creative, collaborative, hands-on work. Our integrated teams of biologists, computational scientists, and tool-builders pursue a small number of scientific questions with potential for transformative impact. We share our methods, results, and tools with the scientific community. It is a uniquely innovative and collaborative atmosphere that reflects HHMI's reputation for excellence.
Summary: The T. Lee group at Janelia Research Campus seeks a highly motivated scientist to join us in studying brain development and evolution, in particular the genetic basis of neural type specification and diversification.
We develop sophisticated genetic tools to track neuronal cell lineages. We aim to resolve the mechanisms that drive neuron diversity. We are extending our efforts from Drosophila to include zebrafish and mouse.
- Ph.D. in developmental/genomic biology or related fields.
Skills and Abilities
- A keen interest in brain development and evolution.
- Experience in vertebrate model organisms.
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Remaining in a normal seated or standing position for extended periods of time; reaching and grasping by extending hand(s) or arm(s); dexterity to manipulate objects with fingers, for example using a keyboard; communication skills using the spoken word; ability to see and hear within normal parameters; ability to move about workspace. The position requires mobility, including the ability to move materials weighing up to several pounds (such as a laptop computer or tablet).
Persons with disabilities may be able to perform the essential duties of this position with reasonable accommodation. Requests for reasonable accommodation will be evaluated on an individual basis.
This job description sets forth the job's principal duties, responsibilities, and requirements; it should not be construed as an exhaustive statement, however. Unless they begin with the word "may," the Essential Duties and Responsibilities described above are "essential functions" of the job, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act.
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