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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 ( 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.

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: