Designation/Position- Postdoctoral Research Fellow
The MDI Biological Laboratory, Losick Lab, USA seeks a highly motivated postdoctoral research fellow to work in the laboratory of Assistant Professor, Vicki Losick. Candidate having Ph.D. degree in cell biology, genetics, or biomedical sciences can apply online.
About- The MDI Biological Laboratory, located in Bar Harbor, Maine, is an independent, non-profit biomedical research institution focused on increasing healthy lifespan by slowing the aging process and enhancing our natural ability to repair and regenerate tissues damaged by injury or disease. We develop solutions to complex human and environmental health problems through research and education, and our innovative and collaborative approach encourages shared learning and is based on the recognition that all life is interconnected.
Research/Job area– Cell biology, Genetics or Biomedical sciences
Location- MDI Biological Laboratory, USA
- D. degree in cell biology, genetics, or biomedical sciences
- Highly motivated, able to work independently, and in a team environment
- Strong enthusiasm for developing new skills and expertise
- Excellent communication skills, verbal and written
- Previous experience working with Drosophila is not required, but a plus
This position will be funded by the P.I., but postdoctoral fellows are expected to apply for their own external fellowship funding.
Job/Position Description- The MDI Biological Laboratory seeks a highly motivated postdoctoral research fellow to work in the laboratory of Assistant Professor, Vicki Losick.
The Losick Lab studies the cell and molecular mechanism of wound repair using the fruit fly, Drosophila, as a model. The lab has found that healing is not a one-size-fits-all process. While the typical wound healing response relies on cell division to regenerate the cells that are lost by injury, aging, or disease. Cells can also be replaced by stimulating existing cells to grow in size by becoming polyploid. A polyploid cell is a cell that has more than diploid copy of its chromosomes. As a result, polyploid cells can grow to be many orders of magnitude larger than their diploid cell counterparts. Polyploid cells are ubiquitous in insects and plants, but are also required for the development of many tissues in our body. The Losick Lab is currently studying the molecular mechanisms regulating wound-induced polyploidization in fruit flies in order to understand how to generate these extra-large cells to improve our bodies ability to heal.
How to Apply- Eligible and interested candidate can apply online.
This is a full-time, exempt position with benefits.