Post-doctoral genetics and molecular biology fellowship focused on studying genetic and gene regulatory mechanisms related to drug addiction disorders. Candidates should have strong molecular and genetics biology skills needed to carry out genome-wide assessments. The position will entail carrying out genetic screening of clinical populations as well as postmortem molecular analyses. Candidate will be responsible for carrying out bioinformatic analysis of high throughput transcriptomic, epigenomic and genetic datasets, conducting molecular and biochemical assays including RNA-seq, ChiP-seq, quantitative PCR, and western blot on postmortem brain specimens from human drug abusers and animal models of addiction.
PhD in genetics and molecular biology with at least 1 year experience.
Experience in next generation sequencing, gene regulatory mechanisms (transcriptional and epigenetic) including specific molecular methodologies such as quantitative PCR, RNA-sequencing, chromatin immunoprecipitation, pyrosequencing, FISH is valuable. Knowledge of bioinformatic approaches is also beneficial. Strong experimental and theoretical skills are important as well as good organizational, writing and communicative skills.