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Last review date: Thursday, Sep 30, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
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Final date: Monday, Feb 28, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
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A postdoctoral scholar position in the respiratory disease unit is available at the National Primate Research Center, University of California, Davis. We are seeking a highly motivated, self-starter staff-scientist/post-doctoral level with the ability to work with optimal resources and some direct supervision to address important questions in the epigenomics of environmental exposures and respiratory diseases. Our general research interest is to study the epigenetic regulation of respiratory diseases such as childhood asthma, with special interest in identifying epigenetic alterations following environmental exposures during critical developmental windows and studying how these changes predispose the development of respiratory diseases later in life. The position provides outstanding opportunities for building research career using unique animal models (including mice and non-human primate) and cell culture models, and the rapidly developing single-cell sequencing techniques.
Successful candidates will be proficient in wide range of contemporary molecular biology techniques such as, high-throughput sequencing of DNA, RNA, and methylation, ChIP-Seq, ChIP-qPCR, Single cell genomics, flow cytometry, cloning, cell culture, etc. Experience in genome CRISPR/Cas9 or similar approaches will get preference. Competitive individuals will also have some experience in the analysis of genetic data, high-throughput sequencing data and the use of bioinformatics software.
Ph.D., M.D., or Ph.D./M.D. candidate should have a doctoral degree in molecular biology, genetics, biotechnology, bioinformatics, or related fields. The applicant must have proven productivity as a first author. Experience in genomics, cloning and functional characterization of genes using cell culture and animal models is required. Finally, the applicant should be well versed in Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint, and a graphing program such as Prism or R. The applicant must be attentive and reliable with various modes of communication and must have the motivation to pursue and drive a project independently. Candidates should be willing to apply for independent funding.
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