Postdoctoral Scholar in the Evolutionary Epigenomics
School of Biological Sciences, University of California, Irvine
Location: Irvine, California
Type: Full Time
Preferred Education: Doctorate
Salary: Depends on experience
Years of Experience:
Less than 2
The Lee lab at the University of California, Irvine is seeking an independent and motivated postdoctoral fellow to study how transposable elements shape genome function and evolution through epigenetic mechanisms. Toward this end, we combine population genomics, functional genomics, computational biology, and cell biology. The postdoctoral fellow will focus on the impacts of transposable elements on 3D genome organization, and how the associated functional consequences contribute to genome evolution. Candidates will ideally have interests relevant to these topics, and will have opportunities to pursue their own research interests in evolutionary genetics/epigenetics.
The lab is committed to individual mentoring and will provide opportunities for career and skill development. We will also provide resources for attending scientific seminars and conferences. Our lab is part of the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (https://ecoevo.bio.uci.edu/), the Center for Evolutionary Genetics (https://evogen.bio.uci.edu/), and Center for Complex Biological Systems (https://ccbs.uci.edu/), which is a vibrant multi-disciplinary center. More information about our research interests can be found at http://grylee.science/
The position is NIH-funded and has full benefits. Salary will depend on candidate experience. The start date is flexible and can be as early as Sep 2021. The position will remain open until filled.
The successful candidates will have a Ph.D. in the following or related fields: evolutionary genetics, genetics, genomics, epigenetics, cell biology, bioinformatics or computational biology. We are currently looking for candidates who (1) have extensive experience with -omics data and strong quantitative skills or (2) have extensive experience with epigenomics/cell biology. Good organizational and writing skills are also required. We particularly encourage applications from candidates who have recently completed, or will soon complete, their Ph.D.
About School of Biological Sciences, University of California, Irvine
The School of Biological Sciences at UC Irvine is a premier center of biological education and research. Multidisciplinary research and academic opportunities are offered in the areas of ecology; cancer biology; cell biology; developmental biology and genetics; mechanisms of gene expression; neurobiology; epigenetics; structural biology; virology; and stem cells. With 3,255 undergraduate and 256 graduate students, the School is one of the largest schools at UC Irvine. The school has 122 faculty members in four departments: developmental and cell biology; ecology and evolutionary biology; molecular biology and biochemistry; and neurobiology and behavior.