Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Medicine, Department of Dermatology, Epigenetics and Cancer Biology

Recruiter
Boston University
Location
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Posted
16 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
14 Jul 2018
Ref
9972/F1518
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Job Description

We seek a highly motivated scientist to fill a postdoctoral position in the Department of Dermatology at Boston University School of Medicine to study the role of epigenetic changes in tumor progression. The postdoctoral associate will lead multidisciplinary projects aimed at understanding the epigenetic basis for skin cancer and other skin diseases. The candidate will design, execute, and interpret research involving cutting-edge techniques and fundamental molecular and cellular biology research tools to investigate the role of epigenetic alterations in the biology of human melanoma.

This project will involve the use of standard molecular and cellular biology techniques in addition to more novel techniques associated with epigenetic studies including chromatin immunoprecipitation assays (ChIP) and ChIP-seq as well as comprehensive gene expression analyses, molecular manipulations of target gene expression using viral vectors, and functional analyses in mouse disease model.

Required Skills

We seek qualified individuals who are highly motivated, flexible, collaborative, detail-oriented, and possess a strong commitment to research excellence. The successful candidate should have a PhD with a strong background in molecular biology, cell biology, chromatin biology, genomics, and/or biochemistry. Research experience in bioinformatics skills and animal models would be advantageous. The postdoctoral associate is expected to have a strong work ethic, critical thinking abilities, and excellent organization and communication skills. Previous training in cancer biology and epigenetic molecular techniques is preferred but not a requirement.

Interested applicants should submit a letter of application, CV, and references to:

Rhoda M. Alani, MD
Herbert Mescon Professor and Chair
Department of Dermatology
Boston University School of Medicine
609 Albany St., Suite J-507
Boston, MA 02118
jlondon@bu.edu

Job Location

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Position Type

Full-Time/Regular