We are seeking a highly motivated candidate with a background in Cellular Biology, Molecular Genetics, and/or Genetics for a post-doctoral position within the laboratory of Dr. Max A. Seibold in the Center for Genes, Environment and Health. The research in our laboratory focuses on translational genetic and genomic studies of complex lung diseases. This position will be focused on determining the molecular function of genetic disease variants in cell culture systems. The successful candidate will use cutting edge molecular tools including zinc-finger nucleases to edit the genome of primary and transformed cells to study the function of genetic disease variants. The successful applicant will be responsible for performing experiments in the laboratory, which will include tissue culture, cloning, flow cytometry, transfections, real-time PCR, chromatin immunoprecipitation, FAIRE, fluorescent microscopy, and various cellular assays. The successful applicant will be expected to learn and develop techniques as required by the research project. The successful applicant will be expected to carry out data analysis from experiments conducted and participate in manuscript preparation and writing.
Ph.D. in Cell Biology, Molecular Genetics, Genetics, or a related field is required.
Excellent written and verbal communication
Effective judgment and problem solving with little supervision is imperative for this position
Highly motivated and committed to biomedical research
Multi-tasking and a willingness to learn new technologies
Cell culturing skills
Molecular biology skills
Desired but not required skills
Work with Genome-editing technologies
Work with Chromatin in ChIP assays and FAIRE extractions
Gene expression work including Q-PCR and microarrays
Interested candidates should visit our career website for more information.