USA: Post-doctoral position: Circadian timekeeping and output mechanisms

The Hardin lab (http://www.bio.tamu.edu/index.php/faculty/hardin/lab/) seeks a post- doctoral fellow to study novel transcriptional, post-transcriptional and post-translational regulatory mechanisms required to keep circadian time and/or drive locomotor activity rhythms using Drosophila as a model system. These studies will employ advanced biochemical, cell imaging, genomics and computational tools to define the roles two key clock genes, clockwork orange (cwo) and vrille (vri), play in regulating rhythmic gene expression. Candidates with the desire to develop projects for future independent research positions are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to candidates with a strong track record of graduate training and experience in the molecular genetic analysis of circadian clocks, biochemical and genomic analysis of gene expression, Drosophila neurogenetics, tissue and subcellular imaging of protein localization and/or behavioral analysis.

Qualified candidates will have a PhD in a related field, be expected to work both independently and as part of an interactive team, and should have excellent written and oral communication skills.

Applicants should send (1) their CV with bibliography, (2) a cover letter with a statement of research interests and career goals, and (3) contact information for three references to Dr. Paul Hardin via email: phardin@bio.tamu.edu