Postdoctoral Fellow in Stem Cell Biology and Regeneration in a Marine Invertebrate

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Categories: Biology/Life Science
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Postdoctoral Fellow in Stem Cell Biology and Regeneration in a Marine Invertebrate

Job Description:

Postdoctoral Fellow in Stem Cell Biology and Regeneration in a Marine Invertebrate - Whitney Laboratory, University of Florida

Dr. Christine Schnitzler ( is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to join an NIH-funded project titled “Characterizing the molecular regulators of stem cell populations during homeostasis and regeneration in Hydractinia, an emerging cnidarian research organism” using modern experimental and computational biology techniques.

The position is based at the University of Florida's Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience in St. Augustine, FL. Information about the Whitney Laboratory can be found at

The Schnitzler lab focuses on stem cells and regeneration in the context of genomics and evolution using the colonial cnidarian Hydractinia as a research organism. The project includes creating, screening, and analyzing transgenic reporter lines that focus on stem cell populations. Transgenic lines will be created via embryonic microinjection of reporter constructs. The work will include molecular biology, cellular biology, microscopy imaging, cell sorting, and bioinformatics approaches. The position is guaranteed for two years with the possibility of renewal and is available immediately with a preference to applicants that can start by August 31st, 2024 or earlier.

Expected Salary:

Salary range follows updated FY 2024 NIH guidelines based on years of experience plus benefits and includes reimbursed moving expenses.

Minimum Requirements:

A Ph.D. in molecular and cellular biology, developmental biology, evolutionary biology, or a related field is required. Desired experience includes molecular and cellular biology and fluorescence imaging techniques. Experience with cnidarians or other marine invertebrate organisms and/or marine genomics would be advantageous. Experience with creating, screening, or working with transgenic reporter lines would be advantageous. Background knowledge and experience with stem cells and/or regeneration would be preferred. Other relevant experience, such as functional genomics experience should be highlighted in the application. Diversity is a core value of our research group, and we are committed to fostering an inclusive and equitable work environment.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Special instructions to applicants:

Interested applicants should submit the following:

  1. Detailed CV
  2. One- to two-page cover letter detailing research interests and experience including motivation for seeking this position.
  3. Names and contact information of three references

Review of applications will start immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Questions? Contact Dr. Christine Schnitzler (

The application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

This requisition has been reposted. Previous applicants are still under consideration and need not reapply.

Health Assessment Required: No


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