We are seeking a postdoctoral fellow to join our group to work on genetically dissecting the epigenetic bases of X-chromosome inactivation. X-inactivation is an evolutionarily conserved paradigm of epigenetic regulation that equalizes X-linked gene expression between male and female mammals by silencing genes on one of the two X-chromosomes in females. X-inactivation lies at the nexus of functional long noncoding (lnc) RNAs and chromatin-modifying factors. Our lab has discovered new lncRNAs and identified chromatin modifying proteins with previously unknown functions in X-inactivation. Projects involve genetically and biochemically testing these lncRNAs and chromatin modifiers in initiating and/or maintaining X-inactivation in cultured stem cells and in mice as well as discovering novel factors and mechanisms underlying X-inactivation. There will be opportunities to take these or other projects with you. If your skills and career goals match this description, please send a CV and a brief statement of your scientific background and career goals to email@example.com. Pease see our lab website ( https://kalantry.lab.medicine.umich.edu) for more information.
Successful candidate will pursue full-time research into epigenetic mechanisms underlying X-chromosome inactivation; read deeply in the relevant scientific literature; attend seminars and participate in joint lab meetings with other groups in Human Genetics; prepare manuscripts for publication and present research at national meetings.
This position requires a highly motivated, organized individual with a demonstrated track record of innovation and independent direction. Applicant must hold a Ph.D. in genetics and/or epigenetics-related field.
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