A full-time Research Associate position is available in the laboratory of Professor Andrew C. Zelhof in the Department of Biology at Indiana University Bloomington.
The project addresses a key question of evolutionary-developmental biology within the context of compound eyes: how are conserved cellular processes modified to produce adaptive transitions within the constraints of constructing a functional tissue?
The successful candidate will investigate the molecular and cellular mechanism responsible for the convergent evolutionary transition from fused to open rhabdoms within the organization of an insect compound eye. (see Mahato et al. Developmental Biology 2018, Rylee et al. PLoS One 2018, and Mahato et al. PLoS Genetics 2014). See also https://zelhoflab.wixsite.com/zelhoflab.
This position requires either a Bachelor's, Master's or Doctorate Degree in Biology or a related field and previous research experience in both genetics and molecular biology.
This position requires a positive attitude and solid work ethic, as well as good communication skills and the ability to work well with others in a laboratory setting.
Department Contact for Questions:
Please contact Dr. Andrew Zelhof (email@example.com) for questions about the position.
Please contact Jeremy Bennett (firstname.lastname@example.org) for all other inquiries.
OAA #: 21908-06
Appointment Status: Non-Tenure Track
Internal Number: 8107
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