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Post-Doctoral Associate in the Division of Science Biology, Dr. Piergiorgio Percipalle

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Closing date
23 Feb 2024

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Academic Discipline
Biological Sciences, Life sciences
Job Type
Academic Posts, Postdocs
Contract Type
Full Time


The Percipalle Laboratory in the Division of Science, New York University Abu Dhabi, wishes to appoint a Post-Doctoral Associate. The Percipalle lab studies the mechanisms underlying the 3D spatial organization of the mammalian genome and gene expression regulation during cellular differentiation and metabolic reprograming (Venit et al 2023, Nature Communications). We are interested in hearing from creative scientists to study chromatin and epigenetic changes that accompany transcriptional reprogramming during differentiation with a special focus on neurogenesis. The lab has recently discovered nuclear actin plays an essential role in the functional architecture of the genome at compartment level (Mahmood et al 2021, Nature Communications; Mahmood et al 2023, Genome Biology) and this directly impacts gene expression regulation during differentiation (see Xie et al 2018, PLOS Genetics; Gjorgjieva, Xie et al 2020, Adv Science; Al Sayegh et al 2020, Mol Biol Cell; Mahmood et al 2021, Nature Communications; Mahmood et al 2023, Genome Biology). We are now interested in gaining further insights into actin-dependent chromatin and epigenetic changes that accompany transcriptional reprogramming during differentiation with a focus on neurogenesis.

The ideal candidate will be responsible to lead a project to completion, to communicate scientific ideas and mentor other lab members, including undergraduate students. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences or related area. Proficiency in genomics including HiC-seq, ATAC-seq, ChIP-seq, RNA-seq, bioinformatics analysis (R, Python) and cell biology techniques is needed as well as excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.

NYUAD offers a stimulating research environment, a distinguished community of outstanding researchers and is enhanced by state-of-the-art research facilities that are institutionally supported. We are dedicated to being inclusive and welcome all backgrounds and life experiences. The terms of employment include highly competitive salary, housing allowance, and other benefits.

This position is available from February 1, 2024, and candidates will be considered until the position is filled. To be considered, all applicants must submit a cover letter describing both managerial and scientific experience specifically relevant to the work of our laboratory, curriculum vitae including a complete list of publications, a one-page summary of research accomplishments and interests, transcript of degree, and contact information for 3 academic referees all in PDF format. All items must be submitted using the interfolio platform through the link on our website If you have any questions, please email Dr Piergiorgio Percipalle at

About NYUAD:

NYU Abu Dhabi is a degree-granting research university with a fully integrated liberal arts and science undergraduate program in the Arts, Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Engineering. NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU New York, and NYU Shanghai, form the backbone of NYU’s global network university, an interconnected network of portal campuses and academic centers across six continents that enable seamless international mobility of students and faculty in their pursuit of academic and scholarly activity. This global university represents a transformative shift in higher education, one in which the intellectual and creative endeavors of academia are shaped and examined through an international and multicultural perspective. As a major intellectual hub at the crossroads of the Arab world, NYUAD serves as a center for scholarly thought, advanced research, knowledge creation, and sharing, through its academic, research, and creative activities.

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UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply.

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Deadline Feb 23, 2024 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

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