Applicant will be a post-doctoral associate in the lab to study epigenetic changes during neuronal development or neuronal regeneration. He or she will be supported by an external grant through NIH to carry out these studies. The applicant is responsible for carrying out an independent project that is of interest to the lab. He or she will employ genetically modified mice, use stem cell cultures and molecular techniques to address epigenetic changes within each experimental paradigm.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Minimal level of education is a PhD. Specific knowledge in mouse genetics required. Stem cell culture and experience in next generation sequencing techniques preferred.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
This position requires knowledge on how to conditionally knockout genes in genetically modified animals using a system that employs a tamoxifen inducible Cre and loxP-flanked gene. This is crucial in ablating the gene of interest and generating samples for all subsequent studies on the project.
Posting Number: 21FA0459
Location: Busch (RU-New Brunswick)
Internal Number: 130768
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