Postdoctoral position in skeletal muscle regeneration/degeneration. NIH funded postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Bosnakovski at the Department of Pediatrics to work on the molecular and cellular mechanism of Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy (FSHD). The fellow will have an opportunity to use various in vitro and in vivo models to study epigenetic and cellular aberrations induced by DUX4. We are looking for a highly motivated candidate that accepts the challenge of working on multiomic analyses to study the different cellular compartments of the muscle. The candidate will be be trained to work with different primary and immortalized cell lines, ES and IPS cells, and animal models. They will have an opportunity to learn FACS analyses and sorting, imagining, gene targeting, various molecular biology techniques required to study chromatin accessibility and organization, and bioinformatics.
Perform experiments at the bench:70% Prepare presentations, draft manuscripts:25% Participate in laboratory meetings and general lab maintenance: 5%
Required qualifications: Doctoral degree (PhD, MD, DDS, Pharm.D, DVM or the equivalent)
Preferred qualifications: Experience with bioinformatics Background in epigenetics
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