Postdoctoral fellow: Genome Instability and Chromosome biology
A Research Fellow position is open in the Contreras-Galindo lab at the Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota, Masonic Cancer Center. This role will perform important contribution at investigating the function of repetitive areas of the human genome. The group has a special interest in centromere cytogenomics. The centromere is the structural unit responsible for the correct segregation of chromosomes during cell division. Destabilization of centromere function results in chromosomal mis-segregation and instability, hallmarks of fibrosis, cancers and birth defects. Our laboratory is investigating the structure and evolution of centromere sequences, the epigenetic interactions of chromatin factors that modulate centromere function on centromere sequences, and the role these elements play in chromosome segregation and genome instability in non-disjunction disorders, cancers, and fibrosis.
This position role is intended to provide training and education in research. Research Fellow is appropriate for individuals who have completed no more than one prior postdoctoral fellowship. Qualified individuals will demonstrate the potential for research as evidenced by the training and peer-reviewed publications and should become competitive for national research grants.
Required Qualifications PhD in molecular biology, molecular genetics, cancer biology, biomedical sciences or a related field with hands on experience in chromosome biology High level of knowledge and expertise in chromosome biology / DNA repair / genome stability. Responsible for the early identification of new scientific or technological trends in their area of expertise Drive resourcefulness and scientific innovation in their area of expertise. Actively participate in international scientific conferences, expert meetings, workshops. Supervise team members in use of best practices for data analysis, experimental development, and documentation. Ability to work independently with minimal oversight from PI Demonstrated excellent writing, communication, and computer skills Demonstrated excellent interpersonal relations with other lab personnel Organizational skills, data, and inventory management Curiosity, enthusiasm, self-motivation, energy and stamina to fight for ideas and convince decision makers. Proof of English proficiency is required. demonstrated scientific productivity, have a strong publication record, Be able to design and execute scientific experiments independently. Prepare and submit competitive fellowship applications.
Preferred Qualifications General research lab experience of 2+ years Previous work with molecular biology techniques and tissue culture Experience in cytogenetics is desirable Additional Experience in Next Generation Sequencing is a plus
Internal Number: 330269
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