USA: PostDoc Position in Mammalian Genetics/Epigenetics at National Institutes of Health (NIH)

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Description: A postdoctoral position is available in the Mammalian Genome Group, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, to work on how environmentally induced changes in mitochondrial metabolism can influence the epigenetic regulation of gene expression. The work will specifically involve studying how epigenetic changes in various classes of repetitive elements (e.g. endogenous retroviral elements) can affect the mammalian transcriptome. The successful candidate should have experience in analyzing next-generation genomic and epigenetic data (e.g. RNAseq, ChIPseq) and be highly skilled in all of the fundamental techniques in molecular biology. Knowledge of mitochondrial metabolism and metabolomics are desired but not required.

Eligibility:Applicants must possess good communication skills and be fluent in both spoken and written English. Applicants should be highly motivated and have a doctoral level degree with less than 3 years of postdoctoral research. Competitive Stipends are determined by educational degree(s) and number of years of relevant postdoctoral experience.

NIEHS is surrounded by prominent research institutions (Duke University, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University, and many others) and provides a stimulating environment and excellent opportunities for young scientists to develop their research careers. The Scientist consistently lists NIEHS as being among the top places for postdoctoral training.

To Apply: Send CV and names of references (preferably by email) to:
Dr. Rick Woychik
111 T.W. Alexander Dr.
Bldg. 101, B246
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
Phone: 919-541-3267
FAX: 301-480-2925

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