Date Posted: Dec 19, 2017
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
- The Jackson Laboratory
- Location: Bar Harbor, ME
- Job Number: 7049316 (Ref #: #6901)
- Posting Date: Dec 19, 2017
- Application Deadline:
Open Until Filled
The Bolcun-Filas Lab at The Jackson Laboratory is seeking a Postdoctoral Associate to apply systems genetics and experimental approaches to dissect how genetic factors influence the quality and quantity of eggs, and female fertility. This project exploits genetically diverse mice from Diversity Outbred (DO) and Collaborative Cross (CC) - the most relevant animal models for genetically heterogeneous populations such as human. Our aim is to identify genes and gene variants associated with variable reproductive parameters and link them to cellular processes and molecular mechanisms during oocyte development.
The successful candidate will undertake a collaborative and integrative project to elucidate how genetic factors influence early oocyte development and thereby determine female fertility. Candidate will investigate development of primordial germ cells, synapsis and recombination during meiotic prophase I, primordial follicle formation and other aspects of oocyte biology. The successful candidate will be encouraged to develop an independent research program using a broad array of resources and expertise available to the lab (https://www.jax.org/research-and-faculty/tools/scientific-research-services).This position will provide opportunities to learn and apply computational tools such as high-precision genetic mapping as well as techniques in molecular and cellular biology, fluorescence microscopy and proteomics.
A Ph.D. in biological or related sciences is required, as well as first-authored publication(s) in peer reviewed journals. Strong training background in genetics, molecular biology, and/or cell biology is preferred. Prior research in reproductive biology, animal models or systems genetics is a plus but not required. Ability to plan, execute and analyze an independent research project is essential, as well as exceptional verbal and written communication skills. The ideal candidate should be bench-intensive, self-motivated, and intellectually driven.
Exceptional postdoctoral candidates will have the opportunity to apply to become a JAX Postdoctoral Scholar, a selective award addressing the national need for research scientists who are accomplished in the broadly defined fields of genetics and genomics. The award includes an independent research budget, travel funds, and a salary above standard postdoctoral scale.
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. The Jackson Laboratory was voted among the top 15 “Best Places to Work in Academia” in the United States in a poll conducted by The Scientist magazine.
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 #6901.
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