Interested candidates should send a cover letter, updated CV, and contact information for two references via email to Professor Anthony Vecchiarelli (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the subject POSTDOC APPLICATION.
A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Anthony Vecchiarelli in the Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (MCDB). Our lab studies subcellular organization in bacteria using interdisciplinary approaches, including microbiology, cell biology, biochemistry, and biophysical approaches such as cell-free reconstitution and imaging. Our current focus is understanding the ATP-driven spatial organization of membraneless organelles in bacteria. We are specifically interested in the subcellular organization of cyanobacteria and their carbon-fixing organelles called carboxysomes. See our recent eLife paper for details. An exceptional candidate will lead their own independent project, develop new ideas, be familiar with the literature, and participate in procurement of funds, where appropriate. Postdocs in the Vecchiarelli lab are expected to serve as strong mentors to both graduate and undergraduate students in the lab.
This is a one year term limited positon with possibility of renewal. In general in LSA postdoctoral Research Fellow appointments are renewable annually up to a maximum of three years.
By the time of appointment, must have met graduation requirements for a PhD degree in Biochemistry, Microbiology, Biophysics, or a related field.
Excellent organizational and interpersonal communication skills (verbal and written)
Willingness and ability to learn new methods and skills for changing research priorities.
Ability to work independently and as a member of a research team.
Ability to prioritize tasks, coordinate work tasks with others, and meet multiple deadlines.
Strong research background in microbiology, cell biology, and biochemical approaches.
Prior work with cyanobacteria is a significant asset, but not essential.
Experience in advanced microscopy approaches and data analyses
Experience in the design and assembly of DNA constructs
The Vecchiarelli lab is located in the state-of-the-art and newly constructed Biological Sciences Building on the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Campus
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Open date: Nov 6th, 2019
Last review date: Monday, March 2nd, 2020
Final date: Tuesday, September 1st, 2020
After the review date, applications will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
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Internal Number: 180675
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