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Follow-up of Human Genome-wide Studies using Mouse Models

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Research Triangle Park, NC

Position Description:

A postdoctoral position is available in the Inflammation, Immunity and Disease Laboratory; Genetic Epidemiology Group (S.J. London Laboratory) of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS/NIH), Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. The laboratory focuses on the follow-up of our novel findings from genome-wide association studies of pulmonary function and from epigenome-wide association studies of methylation in relation to smoking and other exposures relevant to lung disease.  The applicant would characterize pulmonary function, pulmonary and systemic inflammation, and responses to various challenges in genetically modified mouse models.  For studies of smoking, methylation would be evaluated using newly available mouse arrays. We are seeking a postdoctoral scientist with a strong track record in molecular biology and mouse models, who is also interested in human genetics and epigenetics.

The S. London group is in the Inflammation, Immunity and Disease Laboratory (IIDL) in the Division of Intramural Research, with investigators renowned for their contributions towards understanding the mechanisms of inflammation.  The trainee would be co-mentored by D. Zeldin, the NIEHS Scientific Director and an experienced laboratory investigator within the IIDL.  Dr. London is also an investigator in the Epidemiology Branch in the Division of Intramural Research and group meetings are joint between trainees in both programs.  The position is ideal for someone with a strong laboratory background who also has an interest in genomic epidemiology and would like to expand skills and experience in that area.

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Qualifications:

Applicants must possess a doctoral level degree. Strong background in molecular biology and experience working with mouse models is required.  Candidates with less than five years of relevant postdoctoral research experience are eligible; recent graduates are encouraged to apply.

To Apply:

Please email CV, cover letter and names, plus contact information, of 3 references to:
Stephanie J. London, M.D., Dr.P.H. london2@niehs.nih.gov
 
 
 
This post will be available until October 2, 2020 or until filled.

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