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The Role of Retrotransposons in Forming Gene Regulatory Networks

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

Position Description:

A postdoctoral position is available to study how transposable elements (TEs) respond to environmental stress and form gene networks. Having a longstanding interest in how TEs contribute to the biology of the host, we currently study the activation of retrotransposons in fission yeast and how integration results in adaptation to stress. Additional projects include integration site selection in fission yeast, L1 transposition in mammalian cultured cells, and the role of retrotransposons in neurological disease.

Further details and a list of publications can be found at: https://science.nichd.nih.gov/confluence/display/sete/Home.

Qualifications:

Interested candidates must have a Ph.D. and/or an M.D. and have a strong background in molecular genetics. Skills in bioinformatics are also desirable.

To Apply:

Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, bibliography, and names of three references to: Dr. Henry Levin, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Bld 49, room 1A35A, Bethesda, MD, 20892; E-mail henry_levin@nih.gov.

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