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Job Summary

The Yang Lab studies biological oscillations and self-organization processes in early zebrafish embryos. The local interactions in the form of mechanical and biochemical signals allow individual molecules and cells to generate collective spatiotemporal patterns. To pin down the physical mechanisms behind these processes, we integrate mathematical modeling, live-cell and super-resolution imaging, and microfluidics to study both cell-free extracts and live embryos, and connect the understandings across the molecular, cellular, and embryonic levels.

Required Qualifications*

PhD in Physics, Biophysics, Chemistry, Biology or similar science filed. The candidate should have a quantitative background and a strong interest in interdisciplinary research. Experience with zebrafish, optical imaging, and molecular biology is preferred.

Additional Information

The position is immediately available and the starting date is flexible.

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  • Creating a work environment in which people treat each other with respect and dignity, regardless of roles, responsibilities or differences. 
  • Providing support, direction and resources enabling us to accomplish the responsibilities of our jobs and to reach the goals that are set for professional and personal growth.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.