Postdoctoral Scientist

The Univeristy of Texas at San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas
NIH fellowship stipend + benefits
Closing date
Jun 28, 2022

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Postdoctoral Scientist

We are looking for talented, highly motivated postdoctoral researchers to join the laboratory of Dr. Melanie Carless within the Department of Neuroscience, Developmental and Regenerative Biology at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). Our laboratory focuses on identifying genetic and epigenetic contributions to complex diseases, such as cardiometabolic and psychiatric diseases, and in establishing related translational models. Ongoing projects incorporate next-generation sequencing, stem cell culture, epigenetic editing technologies, and statistical and bioinformatics analyses to investigate the role of DNA methylation, DNA hydroxymethylation, gene and miRNA expression, and sequence variation in complex diseases and related phenotypes.

The successful applicants will join a dynamic research program aimed at defining causal epigenetic signatures of chronic complex diseases, and developing therapies aimed at combatting these. The applicant will report to Dr. Melanie Carless, and will be expected to conduct laboratory-based research and/or data analysis and bioinformatics, as well as prepare and publish scientific manuscripts. They will be trained in experimental techniques and scientific communication, and mentorship will be provided for career advancement. UTSA provides a collegial and stimulating work environment with excellent stem cell, genomic, and computing facilities. San Antonio is a vibrant city with a collaborative research community, which continues to grow.

Education/Experience/Skills: A PhD in genetics, biomedicine, molecular biology, neuroscience, bioinformatics, data analysis or related discipline is required. The applicant is expected to have substantial experience with either:

  1. Data analysis/bioinformatics; experience in scripting (e.g., Python, Perl, R, Linux) is welcomed, specific experience with SOLAR is preferred.
  2. Stem cell biology; experience with 2D or 3D neuronal cell models is preferred.
  3. Molecular/cellular biology; experience in gene editing and cloning is preferred, as is additional experience in fluorescence imaging and analysis, nucleic acid and protein extraction and next-generation sequencing.

Good oral and written communication skills are desired. UTSA is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are encouraged

to apply.

Please email a cover letter, CV, a one-page summary of current and future research interests and names & email addresses of three references to Dr. Melanie Carless, email:

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