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Chromosome/Chromatin Biology

National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD and surrounding area

Position Description:
We are recruiting a talented, skilled, mature and dedicated postdoctoral fellow to undertake ambitious and challenging projects in the area of chromosome/chromatin biology. The Dalal lab is at the National Cancer Institute within the exceptionally rated, integrative, and interactive Laboratory of Receptor Biology and Gene Expression in intramural research program of NIH in Bethesda, MD.

Our lab focuses on the interactions between histone variants, lncRNAs, chromatin structure, and their involvement in normal epigenetic processes such as mitosis, as well as mis-regulation of epigenetic processes implicate in human cancer progression. Members of our laboratory have published a number of papers on these distinct yet related topics in chromosome biology, and have successfully transitioned into independent positions (please see our lab website for our alumni). Consequently, we are now excited to recruit a talented postdoctoral fellow to pursue projects arising from our previous work.

Required: Applicants must have received their PhDs from programs within reputed graduate institutions within the past 2 years (or upcoming in the next year), have at least 1 first author peer-reviewed academic paper in the areas of AFM/EM applications, chromatin/chromosome biology, cancer biology or RNA biology. Applicants must possess the requisite skills and passion to pursue bold, technically challenging, interdisciplinary, and intellectually stimulating projects.

Preferred skills: AFM/EM; chromatin reconstitutions; standard molecular biology skills. Salary is indicated on the NIH postdoctoral fellowship website, and is in compliance with NIH recommendations. Underprivileged members of the scientific community are strongly encouraged to apply. The Washington DC Metro area is a diverse, multicultural region, with plenty of outdoor and indoor activities, a vibrant restaurant and music scene, home to national museums and the national capital area. DC area schools are widely reputed to be excellent.

To Apply:
Interested candidates should send their CV by email to <>, accompanied by 3 electronic letters of recommendation from qualified referees who can assess the applicants' contributions and potential to make significant impact in science. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

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