Post Doc Associate

Jan 09, 2017
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Classification Title:

Postdoctoral Associate

Job Description: This is a collaborative position shared by a faculty member in Chemical Engineering working in cell biology, and a faculty member in the Cancer Center. 80% of the duties of the Postdoctoral Associate will be to study the effects of mechanical cues on gene regulation in the context of cancer. Topics include identifying chromatin regulators that contribute to mechanical properties of the nucleus in normal and cancer cells. Skills desired include experience with molecular cell biology techniques like qPCR, RNA-seq and chromatin immunoprecipitation. Experience with microscopy is not required but is a plus. Additional responsibilities including critically evaluating literature, maintaining up-to-date records in lab notebooks, analyzing data and preparing manuscripts. The research involves an interdisciplinary highly collaborative environment working with other postdocs and graduate students. Advertised Salary:


Minimum Requirements:

This position requires a PhD or MD/PhD degree in cell biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, or a related discipline. Applicants should have good communication, problem-solving skills, and ability to work flexible hours depending on specific experiments.

Preferred Qualifications:

Seeking a highly motivated and dedicated individual with a PhD or MD/PhD degree in cell biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, or a related discipline.  Applicants should have good communication and problem-solving skills. Skills related to qPCR, RNA-seq and chromatin immunoprecipitation are a plus.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Provide a CV along with 3 Letters of Reference and a Cover Letter articulating your interests in the lab and training.

Health Assessment Required: No


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