Open postdoctoral position, faculty mentor Joshua Bembenek


We study cell division mechanisms using C. elegans as a model organism. Our main R01 funded project seeks to characterize novel functions of separase during cytokinesis. We use multiple advanced live cell imaging techniques, including lattice light sheet and an in house spinning disk. We also use genetics, CRISPR, and biochemistry to explore how mechanisms of cell division operate in a developmental context. We recently moved to the C.S. Mott Center at Wayne State University and are affiliated with an oocyte biology research group. This group has expertise and interest in mammalian systems including human, which will be a great opportunity for potential future collaborations to translate our research into mammalian systems. Come join our team!

Required qualifications

  • Job related experience can include doctorate training.
  • Experience performing basic research techniques, preferred.
  • Must have distinguished themselves in research.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to collect, analyze, summarize and interpret research findings in reports and communicate results to the field.
  • Knowledge of and experience with current scientific integrity principles.
  • Excellent time management and organization skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work with others in a collaborative environment.

Required application materials

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