The Kohtz Lab is a neuroscience lab that studies RNA/epigenetic gene regulatory mechanisms in developing brain.
A postdoctoral researcher is needed for a neuroscience lab at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Dept of Neurology.
An National Institute of Mental health (NIMH) - funded position to study novel mechanisms in long non-coding RNA transcriptional regulation in developing brain. I am interested in recruiting a highly enthusiastic research scientist with a PhD in molecular biology, biochemistry, developmental biology, and/or neuroscience.
Basic Research Lab
Research lab focus areas: mouse forebrain development, epigenetic mechanisms, long non-coding RNAs, chromosome topology
Specific research populations: Investigation of GABAergic interneuron development using mouse genetic models to study RNA-mediated gene regulatory networks.
Applicant will learn and develop molecular tools to study RNA-mediated chromosome topological regulation in mouse embryonic brain. Types of techniques include chromatin immunoprecipitation, chromosome capture, FISH RNA/DNA in nuclei, confocal microscopy, and single cell sequencing of heterogeneous neuronal populations. The applicant will be a post doc on an NIH funded grant, and will develop writing (grants, manuscripts), presentation skills (seminars, laboratory meetings), and management skills (laboratory data and mouse management).
It is expected that the applicant has expertise in one or more of the following areas: molecular biology, biochemistry, developmental biology, and/or neuroscience.
Ph.D. degree in molecular biology, biochemistry, developmental biology, and/or neuroscience.
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