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Molecular Biologist

Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development, Bethesda, MD and surrounding area

Position Description:
A molecular biology postdoctoral position is available to study the impact of endogenous retroviruses (ERVs) on mammalian development and evolution at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD. Our laboratory uses a multi-disciplinary approach combining molecular, biochemical, genetic, cellular, and computational approaches to explore the biological functions of ERVs, primarily in the mouse model. Much of our current work revolves around the study of the rapidly evolving KRAB-zinc finger protein family of transcriptional repressors that appear to evolve in response to invading ERVs. The candidate will have access to ample resources for cutting edge genetic technologies and NGS applications and outstanding stipend support.

Requirements:
The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in the biological sciences with experience in next generation sequencing approaches and data analysis. Experience with mouse genetics, CRISPR/Cas9 engineering, and ES/iPS culture is a plus.

To Apply:
Send a coverletter, a CV with bibliography, a brief description of research experience and interests, and the names of 3 references with contact information (including phone numbers) to todd.macfarlan@nih.gov.

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