Dr. Jeong is seeking a highly skilled and motivated postdoctoral trainee interested in studying epigenetic mechanisms that underlie critical aspects of female reproductive biology such as early implantation and decidualization, infertility, and endometriosis. Dr. Jeong’s lab has many opportunistic ongoing projects in these areas, and while experience with transgenic mouse models and/or bioinformatics is desirable, it is not essential.
Michigan State University has a long history of excellence in the reproductive developmental sciences, and is unique in having both cutting-edge research in the reproductive and developmental sciences across a wide range of animal models, clinical entities and in population-based human reproductive outcomes.
The research in Dr. Jeong’s lab covers a broad array of topics such as signaling, gene regulation, and genome function, especially in the areas of chromatin, transcription, and epigenetics. Dr. Jeong’s lab also uses a wide variety of model systems and experimental approaches, including biochemistry, molecular biology, animal models, genomics, bioinformatics, and biomedical engineering, all of which are applied to projects related to female reproductive biology. Our central vision is to improve the therapeutic options for women with endometrial-related diseases such as infertility, endometriosis, and endometrial cancer through our multidisciplinary team.
The position includes opportunities to learn and use cell and animal models, as well as genomics and bioinformatics. Our multidisciplinary team also provides significant opportunities to engage in clinical/translational projects with clinicians. Successful applicants will participate in a robust training plan with numerous opportunities to write fellowships and papers, present their results at internal and external meetings, attend conferences, train students, and review manuscripts.
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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.
This is an entry-level position for postdoctoral study. It requires a doctoral degree in biological science, with a background in reproductive biology, developmental biology, or cancer biology preferable.
The successful candidate should have a basic understanding of standard molecular biology, biochemistry, and cell culture techniques, although other skill sets will also be considered on an individual basis.
Basic experience in data generation and handling, data interpretation, documentation of laboratory procedures and results, experience employing standard computer software is necessary.
Good command of written and spoken English is a determining factor.
A candidate with knowledge, understanding and/or experience with mouse husbandry, protein analyses (e.g. Western blotting, ELISAs, viral transduction approaches to manipulating expression levels), next generation sequencing, microscopy (fluorescence and brightfield), tissue culture, and/or flow cytometry is preferable.
Knowledge of tissue sectioning and immunohistochemistry or immunofluorescence are highly desired.
The successful applicant should be proficient with basic statistical analyses as would normally be expected for biomedical research.
Experience with transgenic mouse models and/or bioinformatics is desirable, it is not essential.
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Candidates should submit:
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A brief statement of interests and accomplishments
List of three references
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