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Meiosis and DNA Repair

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine/Magee-Womens Research Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Position Description:
Interested in meiosis, DNA damage, or germ cell development? The Yanowitz lab at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine/Magee-Womens Research Institute may be the right place for you! Two post-doctoral positions are currently available for independent thinkers with passion for germ cell development.

Genetics or biochemistry experience is a plus, but not required. The Yanowitz lab is a place where you can develop your own research agenda in the context of our ongoing program in meiosis and DNA damage repair.

Immediate projects opportunities include implementing a novel screen for meiotic recombination factors; characterizing new recombination genes at the cytological, genetic, and biochemical level; functional analysis of the role of the proteasome in meiotic crossover formation; and detailed genetic and biochemical characterization of recently identified DNA repair genes.

The Yanowitz laboratory (www.yanoworm.org) provides a creative and supportive environment to probe various aspects of germ cell biology at the nexus of genetics, developmental biology, and cell biology.  The Magee-Womens Research Institute is the largest private research foundation devoted to women's health yet is an integral part of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

Qualifications:
Ideal candidates will be creative, industrious, have excellent communication skills, and enjoy working independently as well as collaboratively. A Ph.D. in a related field and fluency in spoken and written English is required for the position.

To Apply:
Send CV, statement of research interest, and contact information for three references to Judith Yanowitz: yanowitzjl@mwri.magee.edu