Date Posted: Jul 31, 2019
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Position Summary/Purpose of Position:
Postdoctoral Associate position is available for enthusiastic and driven scientists wishing to study the molecular and genetic mechanisms underlying the complex interactions between various components of the muscle as a biological system, and how these interactions work under various biological and environmental conditions to give rise to variations in phenotypes. The postdoc will carry out research exploring the causative connections between genotypic and phenotypic variation in muscle under degenerative/regenerative conditions. Our research uses various genome-wide omics approaches including; transcriptomics, post-transcriptomics, genomics and proteomics, to obtain, integrate and analyze complex data from various experimental sources. We use bioinformatics tools to simultaneously analyze complex biological networks and integrate rigorous data from high-throughput functional omics experiments. The ultimate goal of our research is to maximize the synthesis of high-quality muscle fibers. The position will require maintaining active research projects under the supervision of the PI, including experimentation, data analysis, troubleshooting and preparation for publication. In addition, the postdoc will perform a variety of functions vital for the day-to-day operation of the laboratory, including: ordering supplies, overseeing maintenance of equipment, organizing lab materials, and providing support for animal experiments and administrative support as needed.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in life science (molecular biology, genetics or biochemistry) earned no earlier than 2017 and a strong research history as indicated by their publication record. Candidates should be highly motivated and have relevant training in molecular biology and biochemical techniques. Only persons who are currently legally able to work in the US will be considered.
Previous experience with functional genomics, genome annotations and genome-wide association studies is preferred. Preference may be given to applicants who have earned their PhD studying aquaculture species.