Postdoctoral Scholar - Center for Complex Biological Systems

Location
Irvine, CA
Posted
Aug 26, 2017
Position Type
Postdoc
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
  • Institutes and Centers - Center for Complex Biological Systems


  • RECRUITMENT PERIOD



    Open August 9th, 2017 through June 30th, 2018
    If you apply to this recruitment by June 30th, 2018, you will have until July 31st, 2018 to complete your application.

    DESCRIPTION


    The UC Irvine Center for Complex Biological Systems (http://ccbs.uci.edu) seeks a postdoctoral scholar to study the polygenic basis of congenital heart defects, and the transcriptional identity of heart progenitor cells, in mouse models of mammalian heart development. The position is fully funded and will be supervised by Professors Anne Calof and Arthur Lander. Research will focus on how multiple small perturbations to gene expression collectively produce heart defects in multi-system birth defects disorders known as transcriptomopathies.
    The successful applicant will have a Ph.D. in molecular and/or developmental biology, genetics, or genomics, and evidence of publication and/or preparation of high quality journal article(s). The applicant's training should provide sufficient preparation to use mouse genetics, embryology, molecular biology, high resolution imaging (including optical projection tomography and MRI), together with genomics (RNA sequencing/bioinformatics), to identify morphogenetic abnormalities (progenitor cell proliferation, patterning and migration) and gene expression changes. Single-cell RNA sequencing of early embryos will also be used to identify transcriptional changes in individual progenitor cells.

    Salary level is negotiable and will depend upon the candidate's experience. All appointments are for one year with potential for extension dependent upon performance and funding.

    Requirements

    Please submit a letter of interest, current CV, statement of research and a minimum of 2 reference letters to:
    https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF04213

    The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
    Job location Irvine, CA
    LEARN MORE


    More information about this recruitment: http://ccbs.uci.edu/


    REQUIREMENTS

    Documents
    • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
    • Cover Letter
    • Statement of Research
    • Statement of Teaching (Optional)
    • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence. (Optional)
    • Misc / Additional (Optional)
    References
    2-3 letters of reference required


    HOW TO APPLY

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    2. Provide required information and documents
    3. If any, provide required reference information

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