POSTDOCTORAL POSITION IN HUMAN GENETICS
THE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL OF PHILADELPHIA
A postdoctoral position in human genetics is available at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for an individual with independent research ability in molecular genetics/molecular cytogenetics and/or bioinformatics. A stimulating academic environment and excellent clinical resources are available in the laboratory of Dr. Beverly S. Emanuel. The successful postdoctoral candidate will assist in the supervision of technicians, students and undergraduate research assistants, attend lab meetings, journal club and participate in other lab-related meetings.
The research in the laboratory focuses on mechanisms and consequences of chromosomal rearrangement—with an emphasis on DNA sequence characteristics that promote rearrangement and the mechanism(s) responsible for generating non-random chromosomal aberrations (translocations, deletions). These studies involve analysis of underlying chromosomal architecture and chromosomal dynamics during replication and recombination.
Candidates must have a doctoral degree (Ph.D./M.D.) with at least 1-2 years’ experience. The position is suitable for individuals with a strong background in molecular biology, bioinformatics and/or human genetics. The ideal candidate would have demonstrated an interest and aptitude in human genetics, and display excellent communication and writing skills. Molecular biology expertise is essential and experience in cytogenetic techniques advantageous. Other desirable skills may include qRT-PCR, molecular cytogenetics (especially in situ hybridization), PCR, tissue culture and immunocytochemical techniques. Excellent interpersonal and English language skills are required along with the ability to write scientific manuscripts and abstracts.
Interested candidates should submit, by email, your curriculum vitae, a cover letter, and the names of three references to: email@example.com