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A post-doctoral research fellow position is available in the Moon lab within the resource-rich Center for RNA Biomedicine and Department of Human Genetics at the University of Michigan. We are seeking an enthusiastic, team-oriented, and conscientious individual with a growth mindset who will lead a project on the molecular mechanisms of aging and genetic neurodegenerative diseases. The research fellow will learn how to create human cell culture systems to detect and analyze RNA behavior using state-of-the-art fluorescence microscopy and RNA biology approaches. The research fellow will also be immersed within an international group of scientists in the CZI Neurodegeneration Challenge Network where they will have access to specialized career development and scientific training opportunities. This appointment is fully funded and is for an initial one year with potential for renewal. The Moon Lab has been built to remove resource bottlenecks and facilitate scientific discovery for all team members. Learn more at https://themoonlab.org/.
Ph.D. in Cellular and Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Biophysics, Biomedical Engineering, or related field
Strong foundation in molecular biology techniques and mammalian cell culture
Strong internal motivation to learn one or more programming languages for data analysis (such as python, matlab, or R)
Tenacious, engaged, determined, resourceful, organized, and action-biased
Experience, or working knowledge of, one or more programming languages for data analysis (such as python, matlab, or R)
Experience with live cell microscopy / image analysis
Experience with bioinformatic analysis and iPSC maintenance/differentiation
Experience with CRISPR engineering (HDR gene tagging, prime/base editing)
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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A great university is made so by its faculty and staff, and Michigan is recognized as one of the best universities to work for in the country. The Michigan culture is known for engaging faculty and staff in all facets of the university to create a workplace that is vibrant and stimulating.For two consecutive years, the Chronicle of Higher Education has placed U-M in its "Great Colleges to Work For" survey. In particular, the university earns high marks for strong relations between faculty and administrators, a collaborative system of governance, strong pay and benefits, and a healthy work/life balance.