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Research Fellow (postdoc) position


Job description:


The laboratory of Dr. Jean-Francois Rual in the Department of Pathology at University of Michigan is looking for a highly motivated individual with exceptional organizational skills and strong background in basic molecular and cell biology techniques to join our team as a Research Fellow. Our research interests lie in the field of systems biology and the use of proteomic approaches to study cellular networks. We focus on the systematic analysis of protein interactions in biological systems and their relationship to human disease, with particular interest in the cancer-related Notch pathway. The Rual laboratory uses biochemical, molecular, cell biological, and genetic means in high-throughput settings to address these questions. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to participate in research projects in a collaborative and interdisciplinary team environment.




Under the guidance of the PI, the Research Fellow will lead a research project related to the characterization of the Notch molecular network across metazoans by combining the use of the yeast two-hybrid system (Y2H) with co-affinity purification followed by mass spectrometry analysis (coAP-MS). The fellow will participate in project planning, data generation, interpretation and evaluation and communication of results. She/he will also be expected to acquire manuscript and grant writing skills and participate in seminars, lectures, poster sessions and presentations at national meetings. The fellow may be required to supervise junior lab members, develop new methods and protocols for research and assist with the development of other projects in the lab. While the foundations of the lab are being developped, the candidate will be expected to take responsibility for a wide range of experimental and non-exprimental activities which will contribute greatly to her/his training and development into a successful independent investigator.


Required qualifications:


Requirements for this position include a PhD or MD/PhD in the biological sciences and the ability to master a variety of cellular and molecular biology techniques. The successful candidate must have strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills and be a committed team player.



Completed applications for these positions will include: (1) a CV; (2) a cover letter describing your specific interest in this position and relevant qualifications and skills; and (3) the names and contact information of three or more references. All files should be sent as PDF files, electronically to: jrual at umich.edu and cniemiec at med.umich.edu, subject line "Rual Laboratory Research Fellow position".

posted 2011.08.05