A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Stergachis in the Division of Medical Genetics, Department of Medicine at the University of Washington. This is a full-time position on an annual, 12 month appointment.
The Stergachis Laboratory is seeking an enthusiastic and energetic individual to join our collaborative research effort focused on understanding the impact of non-coding human genetic variation on human disease. The successful candidate will become a part of the University of Washington Genetics and Genomics communities. The candidate will work with clinical geneticists, computational biologists, genomics researchers, and others in a unique and collaborative intellectual environment, and have access to new informatic and experimental technologies being developed at one of the world's leading institutions for human genomics.
This role will focus on applying and developing single-molecule long-read sequencing methods to improve our understanding of the human genome and epigenome. The Stergachis Laboratory is principally motivated by the question of how alterations in gene regulation contribute to human disease. Our group aims to address this question through developing and applying novel epigenomic tools to study the impact of non-coding and epigenetic variation on human disease.
This position is designed to prepare trainees for research careers in both computational and experimental genomics and epigenetics.
* Exhibit command of chosen research area methodology and its components.
* Provide status reports to the Principal Investigator on status of project(s).
* Present analysis findings at group meetings and national conferences, as appropriate.
* Draft presentations, manuscripts, and contribute to funding proposals such as postdoctoral fellowship applications.
* Lead and co-author scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals.
* Contribute to lab maintenance as part of the team.
* Perform related duties as required.
Postdoctoral Scholars are represented by UAW 4121 and are subject to the collective bargaining agreement, unless agreed exclusion criteria apply. For more information, please visit the University of Washington Labor Relations website (https://hr.uw.edu/labor/2019/06/03/agreement-reached-with-uaw-postdoctoral-scholars-on-2019-2021-contract)
* PhD, MD, or foreign equivalent.
* Familiarity with genomic methods and analyses.
* Excellent analytic, critical thinking, and quantitative skills.
* Excellent English written and oral communication skills, including track record of success in publications, presenting results, and representing research at meetings.
* Self-motivation and ability to take creative initiative, work independently, and learn new techniques. * Collaborative and supportive team member.
* Strong organizational and laboratory skills, including the ability to keep detailed records of procedures performed and sample tracking.
Application should include a cover letter with a brief statement of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references. All application materials should be submitted via Interfolio.
This position is open to international applicants as well as citizens and permanent residents of the United States and Canada. We can sponsor individuals for a J-1 visa, if required.
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