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Germ Cell Differentiation and RNA Modifications

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD and surrounding area

Position Description:

A postdoctoral position will be available in the laboratory of Dr Marcos Morgan at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), in North Carolina, USA. The candidate will lead a research program on post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression mediated by RNA modifications in the male germ line. To this end, the candidate will use novel mouse models and develop advanced methods to measure RNA modifications in vivo.

The institute offers excellent opportunities for training and state of the art facilities with a strong emphasis on mouse model research. The competitive stipend and benefits offered are regulated by the institute’s intramural funding policies and can be found at https://www.training.nih.gov/postdoctoral_irta_stipend_ranges

Qualifications:

The selected individual must be able to work independently and as a proactive member of a team and should have a passion for automating processes, setting metrics and achieving goals on time. Qualified applicants are advanced graduate students that already submitted a manuscript to an international journal as first author, or currently hold a PhD. Ideally, they should have worked in one or more of the following areas: Mouse development, reproductive biology or RNA biology. Candidates should have experience in molecular biology techniques, tissue culture, preparation of next-generation sequencing libraries, handling of mouse colonies and bioinformatics.

To Apply:

The starting date of the Job is June 2019. Candidates interested in the opportunity should send a CV, including a list of publications and contact details for three references together with a cover letter indicating research interests and career goals to Dr Marcos Morgan. (mmorgan2@exseed.ed.ac.uk).

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