Postdoctoral Researcher, Mammalian Brain Epigenomics

Perth, Australia
20 May 2018
End of advertisement period
24 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Epigenetics and Genomics Laboratory (Lister Lab)
Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research

  • Full-time appointment: 2.5 year fixed term basis, based at Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research
  • Salary Range (Level A): $68,452 to $92,497 plus 17% superannuation
  • Salary Range (Level B): $97,310 to $115,350 plus 17% superannuation

A post-doctoral position is available within the the Epigenetics and Genomics Laboratory, led by Ryan Lister and located at the Harry Perkins institute of Medical Research and the UWA Centre for Medical Research (CMR), within the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences. The Lister Lab is comprised of molecular, cellular and computational biologists, forming a multi-disciplinary team environment undertaking a diverse range of epigenetics and genomics research. We utilize molecular, cellular, genomic and computational approaches in multiple systems to investigate cellular mechanisms that control the usage of information encoded in the genome, and their roles in cell function and development. We have a particular interest in characterization and manipulation of the epigenome and cell identity using genomic and synthetic approaches.

You will have the opportunity to develop and lead experimental research projects in the area of mammalian brain epigenomics, using high-throughput single cell epigenome profiling techniques to investigate epigenome patterns and dynamics during neuronal differentiation and stimulation, both in vivo and in cell culture systems, and their perturbation in neurological disorders.

You should have experience in a diverse range of molecular and cell biology techniques and a demonstrated record of research productivity in relevant areas. Expertise in molecular and cellular analyses in the context of brain development, neuronal function, and neurological disorders is highly relevant. Advantageous skills include experience with the isolation, culture, functional characterization and manipulation of mammalian neurons, flow cytometry, high throughput DNA sequencing, and bioinformatics as applied to genomics data analysis. A PhD in neurobiology, molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, or related disciplines is required. This is a full-time position, initially for a period of two and a half years, with the possibility of further extension.

Full details of the position’s responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description and applicants should clearly demonstrate they meet the selection criteria.

Closing date: Sunday, 24th June, 2018

This position is open to both national and international applicants

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