We are seeking a postdoctoral fellow to lead a large scale functional genomics screen in Drosophila muscle with the goal of translating these findings directly to mammalian models. This position is fully funded for up to five years within the Intramural Research Program of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases in Bethesda, MD. The Muscle Energetics Laboratory led by Dr. Brian Glancy focuses on understanding how energy metabolism is regulated during sustained muscle contraction with specific interest in the integrated role of mitochondrial networks as part of the cellular energy distribution system. The lab employs a variety of techniques to investigate muscle and mitochondrial composition, structure, and function from the sub-organelle level to the whole animal including confocal, multi-photon, and super resolution microscopy, 2D and 3D electron microscopy, and various proteomic and molecular biology techniques. The training program within the lab will be individually tailored to prepare the fellow for their desired next career steps, and the National Institutes of Health provides excellent benefits and training opportunities for fellows including access to numerous state of the art core facilities and career development activities such as K99 grant writing workshops.
Ideal candidates will have expertise in Drosophila genetics and dissection. Preference will be given to candidates who recently received their terminal degree (e.g. Ph.D.) and have experience with Drosophila muscle, mitochondrial structure, and/or energy metabolism. Prior experience with confocal microscopy, phenotyping screens, or analysis of large datasets is a plus. The candidate should have excellent written and oral communication skills.
Salary starts at $54,950 for first year postdocs and increases yearly according to NIH guidelines. Interested applicants are encouraged to send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of 3 references to Dr. Brian Glancy at firstname.lastname@example.org.