Postdoctoral Research Associate in Chromatin Regulation

University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
$50,000 per year plus benefits
June 18 2019
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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Chromatin Regulation of Retinal Development and Disease

A postdoctoral associate position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Issam Al Diri in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. We are interested in the roles of chromatin architecture in coordinating gene expression during retinal development and diseases. Our areas of interest include: 1) the three-dimensional chromatin organization of retinal neurons, 2) the epigenetic landscape dynamics during retinal development and disease, 3) coordination of retinal development by chromatin modifying enzymes, 4) chromatin regulation of retinal pigment epithelium. The lab combines cutting-edge genome sequencing, cell imaging, and traditional genetic and biochemical approaches to address these areas. Several exciting projects that involve mapping the cis-regulatory landscape are available.

Successful candidates should have a recent PhD in molecular biology, neuroscience, molecular genetics or related fields. Expertise in epigenetics, developmental biology and/or mouse genetics is preferred but not required.

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Interested candidates should sent a cover letter and curriculum vitae with contact information for three references to

About the University of Pittsburgh School of medicine:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is one of the fifteen best schools of medicine in research and #5 in NIH funding in U.S. The Department of Ophthalmology ( is led by a world-renowned vision scientist, Dr. José-Alan Sahel. The department faculty are part of a vibrant and highly interactive basic and clinical neuroscience research community of the University of Pittsburgh, including the Center for Vision Restoration (, the University of Pittsburgh Brain Institute (, the Center for Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh (, the Pittsburgh Institute for Neurodegenerative disorders   ( and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center ( 

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