Post Doctoral Position in Stem Cells and Epigenetics at University of Michigan

University of Michigan
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Full Benefits and Salary based on experience
July 14 2015
Position Type
Full Time

Our group at the University of Michigan is seeking a postdoctoral candidate who is self-motivated and career-oriented to work in the areas of retinal/neural development, and chromatin biology.

The focus of the lab is stem cell biology and epigenetics. Since eye diseases are the first human disorders for which clinical trials for embryonic and induced pluripotent stem cell-derived tissue transplantation are being conducted, you will be at the cutting edge of a technology important for regenerative medicine. 

The projects include, but not limited to:

1) derivation of clinically relevant cell types such as photoreceptors from mouse and human pluripotent stem cells,

2) how perturbation of chromatin modifications affect genome-wide enhancer localization, stem cell differentiation to retinal cells in vitro and in mouse models using gene editing (CRISPR/Cas9) and pharmacological inhibitors developed in the lab; and

3) epigenetic targeting of cancer stem cells (retinoblastoma) through use of cell lines, and primary human tumor tissue.

The candidate is required to have excellent communication and writing skills, 1-2 year experience in the stem cell culture, bioinformatics or epigenetics. Publications are highly desirable. A competitive salary and a collaborative work environment is offered. Please send CV and names of three references to:

The University of Michigan and the Ann Arbor area is a great place to work and live​.

2014 "Most Educated Cities", #1 Ann Arbor,

2014 "Best Places to Live", Ann Arbor, 

2014 "Top 100 Best Cities to Live", #13 Ann Arbor,

2014 "Best Cities for Well-Being" #6, Ann Arbor, USA Today and Gallup 

2014 "Times Higher Education World Rankings" #15, University of Michigan 

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