Postdoctoral Scholar - Sun Lab
Open date: September 27, 2022
Most recent review date: Wednesday, Mar 15, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Friday, Jun 30, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
A Postdoctoral Fellow position is available in the Sun lab in the Department of Developmental and Cell Biology, University of California, Irvine (https://devcell.bio.uci.edu/faculty/sha-sun/) to study the mammalian epigenetic regulation and noncoding RNA functions.
We are interested in understanding how a living cell controls its genetic and epigenetic composition. Our research focuses on functional roles of long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) in epigenetic programming. Increasing evidence from large-scale transcriptome sequencing projects suggests a high abundance of lncRNAs present in human genome and potentially significant roles of lncRNAs in various aspects of biological processes. The research projects in the lab will address: 1) What are molecular features required for lncRNA function? 2) What are the mechanisms for lncRNA regulation? 3) How have lncRNA functions evolved? In one of the research aims, we plan to apply genetic engineering and bio-imaging tools to investigate the activities of RNA molecules inside mammalian cells.
We seek a highly motivated candidate with research expertise in molecular genetics, developmental or cell biology, preferably with some experience in cell culture, microscopy, or bioinformatic analysis. The salary and benefits will follow NIH standards.
To apply, one should submit their curriculum vitae and the contact information via the following recruitment URL: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF07918
For additional information, contact Dr. Sha Sun at email@example.com
Applications will be considered until the position is filled.
UCI provides excellent support for postdocs (https://grad.uci.edu/about-us/postdoctoral-scholars/), which includes the development of leadership and teaching skills, career development, and full benefits. Several childcare services are available on campus. UCI campus is located at a driving distance to Los Angeles and San Diego, and 15 minutes away from the ocean.
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