Research Post Doc - Biology

Posting Details

Posting Details

Job # 073448
Job Title Research Post Doc - Biology
Location Life Sciences Complex, Syracuse University
Pay Range Commensurate with experience
FLSA Status Exempt

As determined by the direct supervisors.

Job Type Full-time
Rank Post-Doctoral Staff
Campus Syracuse, NY
Unionized Position Code Not Applicable
Job Description

The Dorus and Pitnick Labs are seeking motivated individuals with a strong background in proteomics, genomics or molecular genetics to study the mechanistic basis of sperm-female interactions. The main goal of the research is to characterize the molecular modifications that sperm undergo as they traverse the female reproductive tract. Although some of these changes may be critical to sperm function and fertility, a detailed characterization of this molecular transformation has yet to be conducted. Quantitative proteomics will be used to identify modifications that occur during sperm storage in the fruit fly and molecular genetic techniques will be employed to investigate the role of these modifications in sperm maturation and function. The relationship of specific modifications and mechanisms of sperm-female interaction to analogous processes in mammals will be of particular interest for further exploration.
The position is based in the Center for Reproductive Evolution at Syracuse University. To learn more about research in the CRE, please visit The start date and the duration of the position are negotiable.


PhD in proteomics, genomics, genetics, reproduction or related field.

Job Specific Qualifications

Experience with tandem mass spectrometry and/or high-throughput sequencing data analysis
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Experience in Unix/Linux shell and preferably one additional programming language
Experience in one or more of the following fields preferred, but not required: Drosophila reproduction and genetics, evolutionary biology, systems biology


The applicant is expected to lead multiple research projects, work closely with Dr. Dorus, Dr. Pitnick and collaborators at Cornell University, perform data analysis, present/publish the results in scientific conferences/journals. The applicant will have a great deal of independence in developing the research project and will be encouraged to gain experience and develop skillsets relevant to their career development.

Physical Requirements
Application Instructions

Interested individuals should attach to this application a cover letter, a CV, the contact information of 3 to 4 references, and a short statement of research interests.

Job Posting Date 08/20/2017
Application Deadline
Open Until Filled Yes
Priority Consideration 12/01/2017
Job Category Faculty
Message to Applicants

Please attach a cover letter, a CV, contact information for three professional references, and a statement of research interests.

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  2. Cover Letter
  3. Reference List
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