Postdoctoral Fellow in Epigenetics

Location
Brown University, Providence, RI
Salary
First year salary approximately $50,000 per year including full benefits (NIH pay scale)
Posted
February 01 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia
Job Type
Postdoc

I am seeking a highly-motivated postdoctoral candidate with experience using the Drosophila model system.  In my laboratory, we use genetic, genomic and biochemical approaches to study chromatin and epigenetics using Drosophila dosage compensation as a model.  We are fascinated by how the X-chromosome is specifically distinguished from autosomes for specialized gene regulation within the context of a highly compact genome.

I have received the Presidential Early Career Award from President Obama, the Pew Biomedical Scholars award, an American Cancer Society Research Scholar Award, and have recently obtained an NIH MIRA (Maximizing Investigator Research Advancement) grant.

Specific postdoctoral projects include:

  1. Combining CRISPR with epigenomic approaches to reveal how transcription factors perform context-specific functions at different locations within the genome.
  1. Defining how dosage compensation of the X-chromosome is established and maintained throughout development using diverse genomic and genetic approaches.

Furthermore, I believe that it is key that postdoctoral projects are tailored to the interests of the candidate.  Also, I strongly support career development opportunities such as attending conferences, courses, and obtaining fellowships.  A current postdoctoral fellow just received a K99/R00 award and has been offered several faculty positions.

At Brown, we have a very strong Drosophila community with diverse interests from neuroscience to aging, development, physiology, and evolution that meets monthly for a Fly Club meeting founded by my laboratory.  My laboratory is also directly connected to two other Drosophila groups and there are five groups on our floor and seven groups in our recently built laboratory building.  

Quality of life in Providence for postdoctoral fellows is particularly good due to affordability of excellent housing especially compared with nearby Boston and New York City, an active arts community, and proximity to the ocean and outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, and kayaking.

Please send your CV to larschanlab@gmail.com.

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