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Chromatin Structure and Gene Transcription

National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases., Bethesda, MD and surrounding area

Position Description: 
A postdoctoral position is available in the Gene Regulation and Development Section of the Laboratory of Cellular and Developmental Biology, NIDDK. Projects include understanding mechanisms that underlie formation of long range interactions between distant enhancers and target genes, how they influence and are influenced by overall chromosome folding and how enhancers change gene expression programs during development. Studies focus on the family of -globin genes and erythroid genes more broadly, employing a variety of models including erythroid cell lines, primary cells, ES cells and mice. We employ cutting-edge technologies such as high-throughput ChIP-Seq, RNA-seq, 3C-related approaches and bioinformatics analysis of large data sets.

Qualifications: 
We are seeking PhD or MD graduate with less than 4 years of postdoctoral experience and an established publication record. A high degree of written and oral communication skills in English is essential. Experience in chromatin biology and epigenetics or developmental biology is an advantage.

To Apply: 
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, CV and a one-page description of research interests and arrange for three reference letters to be sent to Dr. Ann Dean at anndean@helix.nih.gov.

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