Postdoctoral Fellow/Staff Scientist - Center for Autoimmune Genomics and Etiology

Cincinnati Children's Research Foundation
Cincinnati, Ohio
NIH Scale for postdoc + competitive benefits package with paid time off.
September 26 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Postdoctoral Fellow/Staff Scientist -

Center for Autoimmune Genomics and Etiology

Genomic technologies (ChIP-seq, EMSA, DAPA, ATAC-seq, DNA methylation, etc.) are being applied in Dr. Harley’s laboratory to reconcile genetic associations with the environmental causes of idiopathic autoimmune disorders with the goal to elucidate mechanisms initiating these pathological processes. The candidate would join a well-funded team that has uncovered unexpected powerful associations of transcription factors with genetic loci, with the goal to establish the genetic mechanisms. The team in place has the strategic, informatic, clinical, and technical expertise to provide strong support for the candidate in addition to the other resources and personnel of the Center for Autoimmune Genomics and Etiology (CAGE). The disorders with direct relevance to this position include lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, type 1 diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, Hodgkin’s disease, and many others ( (Nat Genet. 50:699, 2018). The ideal candidate will have a PhD with a familiarity of genomic molecular laboratory methods (e.g., ChIP-seq, CRISPR-Cas9, EMSA, DAPA, etc.) and be computationally sophisticated. Deep familiarity with genome wide association studies for any complex genetic disease phenotype would be helpful. Preference will be given to applicants with experience with informatic expertise, including genome wide association studies, the analysis of next generation sequence data, large genotyping datasets, and data mining, in general, along with demonstrated scholarly productivity by discovery and publication.

Required: PhD, MD or equivalent doctoral degree.  For Research Associates/Staff Scientists, 3 or more years of relevant postdoctoral research.

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