Post-Doctoral Research Associate
I am seeking to appoint a post-doctoral research associate to study the mechanism of DNA recombination at the single-cell level in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.
My lab utilizes a multidisciplinary approach, to understand the mechanism of DNA repair during the mating type switching in yeast. We are using variety of techniques to visualize the dynamics of yeast chromosome III. These quantitative measurements are used to formulate a predictive mathematical model of the repair process, based on polymer models of chromosomes. We use microfluidic devices to enable rapid exchange of different media over the cells, thereby allowing precise regulation of the cells microenvironment. My lab is actively collaborating with the laboratory of Dr. Jim Haber, professor of biology and director of the Rosenstiel Basic Medical Sciences Research Center at Brandeis.
I am looking for a motivated individual with strong molecular biology background and experience with fluorescent microscopy, who is interested in improving his/her quantitative skills and using microfluidics devices. This position is initially funded for a year with possibility of extension to two years. A doctoral degree in biology, biophysics or physics is required.
I am looking for outstanding and exceptional undergraduate students. Experience with Matlab or other programming languages is a plus.