Post-Doctoral Research Associate II- Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology
A postdoctoral research associate positionis available immediately to study programmed DNA elimination in multiplecellular organisms. The research will be conducted in the Wang lab (https://dnaelimination.utk.edu/) thatis located in the Ken and Blaire Mossman Building on the campus of theUniversity of Tennessee, Knoxville. The postdoc will be compensated based onNIH guidelines, with a full benefits package from the University of Tennessee.
Programmed DNA elimination is adevelopmental process in which portions of the genome are reproduciblyeliminated. This process occurs in the single-cell ciliates as well as indiverse eukaryotes. During DNA elimination in nematodes, the chromosomes break,some chromosome fragments are lost, and new chromosomes are formed. Areas underinvestigation in the lab include 1) how break regions are identified and how thebreaks are generated, 2) how broken DNA ends are repaired during DNAelimination, and 3) the contributions of epigenetic factors including histonemodifications, 3D genome organization, and non-coding RNAs to DNA elimination.
Candidate is expected to design andcarry out independent research, write fellowship applications (if applicable),and publish papers. Candidate must be self-motivated, has a strong aptitude forresearch, and the ability to quickly learn new areas of research and carry outexperiments in a new system. The candidate's primary responsibility will be toconduct research. Good organizational and computer skills and the ability towork independently as well as part of a team are necessary. The candidate willhave the opportunity to mentor junior lab members, including research specialist,undergraduate and graduate students.
Internal Number: 207647
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