Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Mechanisms of Eukaryotic Transcription

Seattle, Washington State
Based on experience
August 05 2019
Life Sciences
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type


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The Hahn laboratory in the Division of Basic Sciences has an immediate opening for a Postdoctoral Associate to investigate mechanisms of transcriptional regulation using yeast as a model system. Potential research projects include studies on the mechanisms of transcription activators and the genome-wide roles of transcription coactivators and regulatory factors. A variety of approaches such as genomics, molecular genetics, biochemistry and computational biology will be utilized. The precise topic of the research project will be determined jointly with the candidate and candidates that display initiative and independence will be given priority.



PhD in either molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry, biophysics, or related fields with ideally 0-2 years of postdoctoral experience. Preferred candidates will have experience in molecular biology and biochemistry, next generation sequencing data analysis and experimentation (e.g., ChIP-seq, RNA-seq, etc.), and experience with Python and/or R.  Published evidence of productivity and creativity and strong analytical and interpersonal skills are required. The successful candidate will have the ability to work both independently and in a highly collaborative environment.

To apply, please submit a CV and a cover letter that describes your research accomplishments as well as your interest in the Hahn laboratory research program. 


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