Posted June 15, 2023

Postdoc position available in the Schnitzler Lab at the Whitney Laboratory, University of Florida

Dr. Christine Schnitzler is seeking a postdoctoral scientist to join an NIH-funded project titled “Characterizing the molecular regulators of stem cell populations during homeostasis and regeneration in Hydractinia, an emerging cnidarian research organism” using modern experimental and computational biology techniques.

The position is based at the University of Florida's Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience in St. Augustine, FL. Information about the Whitney Laboratory can be found at

The project includes characterizing subpopulations of adult stem cells including investigating how stem cells are maintained and how progenitor populations are specified in different contexts, including regeneration. The work includes molecular biology, cellular biology, imaging, cell sorting, and bioinformatics approaches. The position is guaranteed for one year with the possibility of renewal and is available August 1st, 2023 with a preference to applicants that can start by October 1st, 2023 or earlier. Salary is $55,000 + benefits for first-year postdocs.

A Ph.D. is required. Desired experience includes molecular and cellular biology and fluorescence imaging techniques. Experience with cnidarians or other marine invertebrate organisms would be advantageous. Experience with cell sorting and/or single-cell RNA sequencing would be advantageous. Background knowledge and experience with stem cells and regeneration would be preferred. Other relevant experience, such as functional genomics experience should be highlighted in the application. Diversity is a core value of our research group, and we are committed to fostering an inclusive and equitable work environment.

Applicants should email the following to Christine Schnitzler

  1. CV
  2. One-page to two-page research statement including motivation for seeking this position. Statements that include demonstrable commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion are encouraged.
  3. Names and contact information of three references

Review of applications will start July 10, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.

Questions? Contact Dr. Christine Schnitzler (