The laboratories of Trudy Mackay and Robert Anholt at the new Clemson University Center for Human Genetics invite applications for a Drosophila Research Technician to support a newly awarded NIH grant. A major challenge of modern biology is to determine how DNA sequence variants give rise to phenotypic variation for complex organismal traits through modulation of regulatory gene networks. This research project seeks to reverse engineer natural genetic variation in Drosophila using CRISPR/Cas9 precise allelic replacement to functionally validate genetic associations of common and rare molecular variants and long non-coding RNAs with organismal phenotypes and transcriptional networks. The successful applicant will have previous experience in Drosophila genetics, genetic transformation, CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing, and basic molecular biology (PCR, genotyping). Salary will be commensurate with credentials and experience.
Enquiries should be addressed to Dr. Trudy F. C. Mackay, Self Family Endowed Professor and Director of the Center for Human Genetics, Clemson University, Self Regional Hall, 114 Gregor Mendel Circle, Greenwood, SC 29646 (email@example.com). Applications must include a cover letter explaining the qualifications for this position and the names of three references. The position is available immediately. Clemson University is an equal opportunity employer.
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