Postdoctoral position

Vicky Prince vprince at
Fri Jan 10 13:50:36 EST 2003

Postdoctoral Position, in zebrafish developmental biology at The
University of Chicago

A postdoctoral position is available to study zebrafish endoderm 
regionalization and pancreas specification in the Department of 
Organismal Biology at the University of Chicago.  Our overall 
research program focuses on how the vertebrate primary body axis 
is regionalized during development.  We have recently begun a 
productive study of the zebrafish endoderm (Stafford and Prince, 
2002 Current Biology 12, 1215-1220), and now wish to expand this 
aspect of our program.  Other ongoing projects in the lab are 
focused on Hox gene function during CNS regionalization (e.g. 
Prince 2002, Developmental Biology. 249, 1-15; McClintock et al., 
2002, Development 129, 2339-2354; Hunter et al 2002, 
Developmental Biology 247, 367-389). The Department includes 
two other groups studying the zebrafish, as well as groups working 
on insect, chick and mouse development, providing an excellent 
interactive environment for developmental biology research.  

The successful applicant will be enthusiastic about developmental 
biology and have training in molecular techniques, embryology, or 
preferably both - ideally with some zebrafish experience.  Recent 
PhD. graduates, or those close to graduation, are encouraged to 
apply. There is funding available for this position for up to three 
years (through a recently awarded grant from the Juvenile Diabetes 
Research Foundation), although the successful applicant will also 
be expected to apply for fellowships.  

For more information please see our WEB page or contact Vicky 
Prince by e-mail or telephone for informal discussions.  To apply for 
the position please send a CV and outline of your background and 
interests, plus the names of three referees qualified to comment on 
your suitability for this position to: 

Vicky Prince
vprince at 
Tel: 773 834 2100  

Victoria E. Prince
Organismal Biology and Anatomy
1027 E 57th Street
The University of Chicago
Chicago IL 60637
tel 773 834 2100
fax 773 702 0037

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