Postdoctoral Research Associate

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Princeton University

Princeton, NJ, United States

The Posfai Lab ( in the Department of Molecular Biology at Princeton University is looking to recruit a highly motivated postdoctoral or more senior researcher. Our group studies the molecular and cellular mechanisms of cell fate choice and morphogenesis during early embryonic development, using the preimplantation mouse embryo as a model system. Our main approach is combining genetic engineering and quantitative, high-resolution live imaging using light sheet microscopy. The lab’s assets include our recently developed highly efficient genome editing method in mouse embryos and our own light sheet microscope dedicated to preimplantation embryo imaging.

The postdoctoral candidate should have a strong interest in developmental biology and mouse genetics. Experience in light sheet microscopy and/or computational image analysis is preferred, but not necessary. Motivation and excellence is valued more than previous field of study. PhD is required.

The candidate will benefit from an interdisciplinary and collaborative environment at Princeton and the vibrant and supportive atmosphere of a junior lab. Researchers at the rank of Postdoctoral Research Associate are appointed for one year at a time. Appointments are reviewed annually to consider reappointment and salary level. The position is benefits-eligible.

To apply, submit your CV, contact information for three references, and cover letter explaining your interests and motivation to This position is subject to the University’s background check policy.

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