University of Utah Post Doctoral Fellow (E) in Salt Lake City, Utah
Open Date 11/16/2015
Requisition Number PRN09998B
Job Title Post Doctoral Fellow (E)
Working Title Post Doctoral Fellow (E)
Job Grade A00
FLSA Code Administrative
Patient Sensitive Job Code? No
Standard Hours per Week 40
Full Time or Part Time?
Work Schedule Summary
To Be Determined.
Department 00246 - Human Genetics
Type of Recruitment External Posting
Pay Rate Range 20000 to 500000
Open Until Filled Yes
The Chow Lab in the Department of Human Genetics at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City is recruiting postdoctoral fellows. We study how genetic variation impacts basic cellular traits and disease outcomes by employing quantitative and functional tools in a variety of model organisms. We are looking for independent, motivated scientists interested in building creative research programs around: 1) Quantitative analysis of the role of genetic variation on the ER stress response; 2) Functional analysis of novel ER stress genes; 3) Analysis of background effects and modifier genes on Mendelian diseases; 4) Functional and network analysis of modifier genes. Postdocs will also be encouraged to develop independent projects that fit the general mission of the lab, with the ultimate goal of independence. The successful candidate will join a rapidly expanding group and vibrant department in the School of Medicine, with numerous opportunities to collaborate with clinicians and other basic science labs.
For more information see: www.ChowLab.org.
Required Qualifications: 1) Ph.D. in genetics, cell biology, genomics, or related field
2) Strong background in genetics
Desired Qualifications (one or more): 1) Experience with mouse or Drosophila 2) Experience withCRISPR/Cas9 and cell culture 3) Experience with RNAseq analysis 4) Knowledge of programming (e.g., R) 5) Knowledge of statistical methods
Application Materials: 1) Cover Letter detailing previous research and interest in our lab (1 pg max) 2) Curriculum Vitae 3) Names and contact information of three academic references
Type Benefited Staff
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