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[Drosophila] Postdoctoral Position Available at the Puerto Rico Institute for Functional Nanomaterials

Franklin Carrero-Martínez via dros%40net.bio.net (by franklin.carrero from upr.edu)
Sun Aug 14 16:04:46 EST 2011

The BioNanotechnology Interdisciplinary Research Group (IRG) of the Puerto
Rico Institute for Functional Nanomaterials (IFN) at the University of
Puerto Rico (UPR) is seeking to hire a dynamic, highly motivated and
collaborative post-doctoral researcher whose work will aim to understand
baseline cytotoxicity of novel nanomaterials using Drosophila as an in vivo
testbed. Successful candidates will apply a wide range of skills in gene
expression and function at the molecular, cellular, and whole organism level
towards understanding of the molecular biology of novel nanomaterials¹
interactions in vivo in a developmental context. Research will focus on the
use of Drosophila disease models to study and decipher cellular and
molecular ³toxicity pathways². That is, research will focus on the cellular
response pathways that can result in adverse effects when perturbed as a
result of nanomaterial exposure, through studying the effect of surface
modification on nanomaterial biological interaction and in vivo transport.
Priority will be given to individuals who have a strong Drosophila cellular
and molecular biology background, and whose research experience bridges
multiple areas. The IFN offers a vibrant and multi-disciplinary research
environment in a multi-campus effort across institutions in Puerto Rico. The
selected individual will work in the Department of Biology at the UPR
Mayagüez Campus, under the supervision of Prof. Franklin Carrero-Martínez
and in collaboration with other IRG scientists. Interested researchers
should apply sending a curriculum vita, three reference letters, and a
summary of research interests to Prof. Franklin Carrero-Martínez (email),
University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, P.R. 00680. The University of Puerto
Rico is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.


€ Ph.D. degree in molecular biology, cell biology, genetics, biochemistry or
€ Excellent molecular biology skills and experience in cell biology.
€ Strong publication record.
€ Superior written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to
clearly communicate scientific objectives and project results.
€ Ability to plan and design projects independently as well as to undertake
the development and optimization of innovative techniques.

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