Res Post Doc Fellow - Genomics of Complex Traits:

Philadelphia Pennsylvania

Req ID: 14741

Shift: Days

Employment Status: AF - Active - Regular - Full Time 

Job Summary

A Postdoctoral Fellow is needed to join a dynamic group of investigators interested in studying the functional consequences of signals that have come out of recent genome wide association studies (GWAS) of common complex traits. The team has principally worked in the area of metabolic traits to date, however we recently received NIH funding to work in the area of Alzheimer’s disease, where we will apply the arsenal of methods we have been establishing in both our laboratory and bioinformatics settings to this trait. The successful candidate will be dedicated and motivated, and a driver of her/his research. The postdoctoral fellow will undertake approaches primarily based on genome editing, chromatin conformation capture related techniques and high-throughput sequencing. We are looking for a candidate with prior experience in these techniques. In addition, experience in sequencing and some understanding of single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) based analysis outcomes would be beneficial.

A terminal degree PhD, MD, DVM with a major in biology, chemistry, biochemistry or related field preferred. Excellent communication, organizational and molecular biology skills are a must. Hands-on experience with IPS cell handling, genome editing approaches (principally CRISPR) and/or chromatin conformation capture related techniques, such as 3C, 4C, 5C and/or Hi-C would be a plus.

Interested individuals should submit their resume to or Struan Grant, Abramson Research Center, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Room 1102D, 3615 Civic Center Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19104, [email protected]





Job Responsibilities

1. To lead specific projects agreed upon with the P.I.

2. Perform calculations and maintain appropriate log books and lab notebooks.

3. Analyze and interpret resulting data.

4. Submit findings in peer-review journals and present at national and international meetings.

Required Education and Experience

  • A terminal degree PhD, MD, DVM, etc.
  • According to the CMS (Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services) a copy of diploma or transcript is required as proof of academic achievement for all non-laboratory personnel performing non-waived POC testing

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