The Drosophila Hematopoiesis Group is seeking an energetic and highly
motivated post-doctoral candidate to study cellular and molecular
mechanisms of blood cell development. The position will be available on
July 1, 2006 and is funded by a training grant awarded to the Center for
Vascular and Inflammatory Diseases at the University of Maryland, School
of Medicine in Baltimore, MD.
Our group is focused on studying molecular genetic mechanisms that
direct the blood cell formation and lineage commitment in Drosophila and
incorporates a variety of scientific approaches including biochemistry,
molecular biology, genetics, and cell culture (see Fossett et. al.,
Combinatorial interactions of Serpent, Lozenge, and U-shaped regulate
crystal cell lineage commitment during Drosophila hematopoiesis. Proc.
Natl. Acad. Sci. U S A. 2003, 100(20):11451-6).
Previous experience with molecular biology, immunofluorescence and/or
Drosophila is highly preferred but not required. Outstanding written and
verbal communication skills are essential. US citizenship or permanent
residency is required. Interested individuals should send a brief
statement of research interests, CV and the names and contacts for three
references by e-mail to
[Only registered users see links. ] or mail to;
Nancy Fossett, PhD,
University of Maryland, School of Medicine
Center for Vascular and Inflammatory Diseases, Room 215