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The Brent lab is seeking a senior postdoctoral fellow to support our research in the causes and consequences of non-genetic phenotypic variation.
The project specifically includes design and construction of "controllers", complex artificial systems allowing tunable variation-suppressed suppressed expression of genes in mammalian cells. The fellow may also be involved in efforts to develop Augmented Reality (AR) methods and protocols to aid the controller project, and to in work to learn how to use AR to enable other researchers to better carry out a variety of fundamental experimental manipulations.
This position will support research activities that include but are not limited to:
For this position, we are hoping to find an extraordinary and dedicated individual. The lab is a multidisciplinary environment and offers a number of intellectual growth paths by which scientists willing to engage can continue to develop scientifically. Initial funding for this position is for one year but position would be maintained if funding permits.
PhD. and 5+ years experience in Biochemistry, Genetics, Cell Biology or related areas; and a strong background in molecular biology, and DNA work, demonstrated facility with contemporary DNA assembly methods.
Desired: Experience with rigorous genetics in a prokaryotic system, or in the model systems S. cerevisiae, C. elegans, or D. melanogaster. 10 or more years’ of relevant research experience with some combination of model organism genetics, molecular biology, single cell assays, DNA/genomic based analytical methods, and cell culture.