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[Celegans] Postdoc positions in Barr lab: cilia biology

Maureen Barr via celegans%40net.bio.net (by mmbarr from pharmacy.wisc.edu)
Fri Jun 22 16:03:25 EST 2007

Postdoctoral Associates
Barr Laboratory, Rutgers University

We are looking for one or two postdocs to study neurogenetics or to 
model genetic diseases of cilia in C. elegans. 

There are four main projects in the Barr laboratory. Project I 
studies ciliary trafficking and signaling while simultaneously 
modeling autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease in C. elegans. 
Project II, A C. elegans Model for Nephronophthisis (NPHP), is an 
extension of the lab's interest in sensory biology and neuronal 
development.  We recently discovered that the C. elegans NPHP genes 
modulate the length and shape of a cilium, enabling exploration of 
the mechanisms controlling ciliary morphogenesis.  Project III is a 
new line of research aimed at understanding the molecular genetic 
basis of neural tube defects using the worm as model system.  In 
Project IV, we focus on the cellular, genetic, and molecular basis of 
sexual behaviors.

Requirements include a Ph.D. degree in biological sciences and strong 
publication record. While the positions are NIH-funded, candidates 
are expected to apply for independent funding.

Please electronically send a CV and three references to

Maureen M. Barr
barr from biology.rutgers.edu
Rutgers University
Department of Genetics/Human Genetics Institute
145 Bevier Road
Piscataway, New Jersey

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