Postdoctoral Research Associate (Regulatory Genomics)
The Stowers Institute for Medical Research has an opening for a Postdoctoral Researcher in the lab of Dr. Julia Zeitlinger to study how regulatory DNA sequence controls gene expression programs during embryonic development and in adult tissues (visit http://research.stowers.org/zeitlingerlab/ for more information). To do this, the lab develops cutting-edge genomics techniques, including high-resolution ChIP-seq and ATAC-seq technology, and applies it to long-standing questions in transcription and development using Drosophila, mouse or cultured cells as model system.
Ideal candidates will be highly motivated, innovative and creative individuals able to push and leverage new technology to develop new research directions reflecting their own interests within the field of regulatory genomics. Current topics of special interest are enhancer “grammar”, enhancer repression and activation by signal transduction pathways, nucleosome dynamics at enhancers and promoters, as well as the dynamic in vivo behavior of RNA polymerase II. The lab and the research community at the Stowers Institute, which includes technology centers and core facilities, provide a collegial and highly supportive environment to help implement innovative research directions and technologies.
Minimum requirements include a doctoral degree in biology, computer science, or a related field, with demonstrated experience in transcription, genomics, developmental biology or computational biology. The ability to communicate effectively and work both independently and collaboratively in a team-oriented interdisciplinary environment is essential for this role. Experience in programming, math and data analysis is especially welcome.