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Postdoctoral Fellow

As a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Goodman Lab, a successful candidate will develop his or her own project investigating the innate immune response using animal models. The successful candidate will be highly motivated and enjoys a collaborative atmosphere within the lab and the School of Molecular Biosciences.


Responsibilities include:

  • Designing and carrying out experiments in the lab.

  • Developing novel animals models for experimentation.

  • Integrating molecular biology results with bioinformatics data.

  • Presenting the research through oral presentation and publication.


The successful applicant will meet the following qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in microbiology, immunology, cell biology, or biochemistry.

  • Experience with Drosophila melanogaster

  • Wet-lab experience with Western blotting, cloning, immunoprecipitations, RNA and protein extraction, qRT-PCR, confocal microscopy, luciferase assays, viral and bacterial infections, and cell culture.

  • Excellent computer skills, especially with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, Microsoft Excel and Powerpoint, and Keynote for Mac.

  • Experience in bioinformatics and gene expression profiling.

  • The ability to problem-solve and learn new experimental techniques.

  • Outstanding communication skills, both verbal and written.

If you would like to apply for either of the positions above, please email a cover letter and CV, including the names and contact information for three references, to alan.goodman (at)

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