Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Medicine, Dermatology, Epigenetics and Cancer Biology

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Boston University
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Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Medicine, Dermatology, Epigenetics and Cancer Biology

Tracking Code22599929190613Job Description

We seek a highly motivated scientist to fill a postdoctoral position in the Department of Dermatology at Boston University School of Medicine to study the role of epigenetic changes in melanoma progression and therapeutic resistance. The postdoctoral associate will lead multidisciplinary projects aimed at understanding the epigenetic basis for skin cancer and other skin diseases. The candidate will design, execute, and interpret research involving cutting-edge techniques and fundamental molecular and cellular biology research tools to investigate the role of epigenetic alterations in the biology of human melanoma.

This project will involve the use of standard molecular and cellular biology techniques in addition to more novel techniques associated with epigenetic studies including chromatin immunoprecipitation assays (ChIP) and ChIP-seq/CUT&Run/CUT&Tag as well as comprehensive gene expression analyses, molecular manipulations of target gene expression using viral vectors, and functional analyses in mouse disease models.

Required Skills

We seek qualified individuals who are highly motivated, flexible, collaborative, detail-oriented, and possess a strong commitment to research excellence and team science. The successful candidate should have a PhD with a strong background in molecular biology, cell biology, chromatin biology, genomics, and/or biochemistry. Research experience in bioinformatics skills and animal models would be advantageous. The postdoctoral associate is expected to have a strong work ethic, critical thinking abilities, and excellent organization and communication skills. Previous training in cancer biology and epigenetic molecular techniques is preferred but not a requirement.

Interested applicants should submit a letter of application, CV, and references to:


Rhoda M. Alani, MD
Herbert Mescon Professor and Chair
Department of Dermatology
Boston University School of Medicine
609 Albany St., Suite J-507
Boston, MA 02118
[email protected]

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We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Job LocationBoston, Massachusetts, United StatesPosition TypeFull-Time/Regular

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