Date Posted: Dec 19, 2017
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
- The Jackson Laboratory
- Location: Bar Harbor, ME
- Job Number: 7049314 (Ref #: #6757)
- Posting Date: Dec 19, 2017
- Application Deadline:
Open Until Filled
The Dumont Lab at The Jackson Laboratory is seeking a Postdoctoral Associate in the field of mammalian evolutionary genomics. Our group uses both wet-bench and computational tools to understand the genetic mechanisms and evolutionary processes that govern observed patterns of DNA diversity. On-going projects in the lab are investigating (i) inter-genomic conflict and sex-specific recombination rate divergence; (ii) the biological basis of sex ratio distortion; (iii) patterns, causes, and implications of mutation rate variation; and (iv) the interplay between genetic variation and chromosomal function at rapidly evolving loci like the pseudoautosomal region and centromeres.
The successful candidate will be encouraged to develop an independent research program that leverages the mouse model system, extensive JAX resources, and institutional expertise to address basic questions about where genetic diversity comes from, how it is maintained in populations, and how the mechanisms that generate genetic variation evolve over time.
The Jackson Laboratory (http://www.jax.org) in Bar Harbor, Maine, USA, is recognized internationally for its excellence in research, unparalleled mouse resources, outstanding training environment characterized by scientific collaboration, and exceptional core services - all within a spectacular setting adjacent to Acadia National Park. Translational research collaborations in genomics-based, personalized medicine are fostered through our JAX Genomic Medicine campus in Farmington, CT. In addition to lab-based training, JAX has developed a unique program for trainees to expand their professional skills in science communication, entrepreneurship, teaching, mentoring and laboratory management to best prepare postdocs for future career opportunities.
Required qualifications include a recently obtained PhD or MD in Genomics, Evolutionary Biology, Genetics or a related field, and a genuine enthusiasm for basic biological research. Expertise with mouse genetics, computer programming, and large-scale data analysis is strongly desired, but not required. Ability to plan, execute and analyze an independent research project is essential, as well as exceptional verbal and written communication skills. Preference will be given to self-motivated and career oriented individuals.
To apply, please submit (1) a cover letter describing past research accomplishments, research interests, and career goals, (2) a current CV, and (3) the contact information of three references, as one PDF file. Apply online at http://www.jax.org/careers/postdoc.html. Select link for Bar Harbor position #6757.
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