Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Transcriptional Regulation
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Location: Seattle, Washington
Internal Number: 19753
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The Hahn laboratory in the Division of Basic Sciences has an immediate opening for a Postdoctoral Associate to investigate mechanisms of transcriptional regulation using yeast as a model system. Potential research topics include: studies on the genome-wide specificity and mechanisms of coactivators including Mediator, SAGA, NuA4 and/or TFIID; investigating mechanisms and specificity of transcription activators; probing the roles of transcription factors in orchestrating genome-wide expression. A variety of approaches such as molecular genetics, biochemistry, genomics, and computational biology will be utilized. The precise topic of the research project will be determined jointly with the candidate and candidates that have a demonstrated interest in gene regulation and that display initiative and creativity will be given priority.
PhD in either molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry, biophysics, or related fields is required. Prior experience in transcriptional gene regulation is strongly preferred. Preferred candidates will have experience in molecular biology and biochemistry, next generation sequencing data analysis and experimentation (e.g., ChIP-seq, RNA-seq, etc.), and experience with Python and/or R. Published evidence of productivity and creativity and strong analytical and interpersonal skills are required. The successful candidate will have the ability to work both independently and in a highly collaborative environment.
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