Postdoctoral Scholar

Updated: 9 days ago
Location: State College, PENNSYLVANIA
Deadline: 19 Feb 2017


The Cheng lab in the Department of Pathology, Division of Experimental Pathology is seeking a highly-motivated candidate to work in an interdisciplinary team as a postdoctoral scholar to develop take a systems approach to the application of a new, cell-resolution soft tissue microCT as a tool for phenotypic analysis in chemical and environmental phenomics, focusing on its potential in toxicology. We are particularly interested in addressing the problem of environmental toxicity assessment through investigation of the identity, distribution, and cellular changes of aquatic micro-organisms using metagenomics and a new, pan-cellular form of soft tissue micro-CT analysis at cellular resolution. The successful candidate will also be responsible for working collaboratively towards local, regional, and international collaborations to collect and study aquatic samples. The successful candidate should possess strong motivation, organizational skills and be interested in participation in team building. He or she is expected to be familiar with environmental/aquatic sample collection, to work systematically towards extramural funding of the project(s), and to systematically develop and optimize laboratory approaches to sample preparation, imaging, and analysis. The potential candidate must have a PhD in Biology and training or interest in the use of computational tools for analysis of biological samples. Experience and background in environmental sciences and impact assessment, and conservation biology is preferred. Interested individuals are asked to submit curriculum vitae and contact information for two referees.

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