Two year Postdoctoral Positions to Study Epigenetics and Chromosome-Wide Gene Regulation

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The position is at the Department of Molecular Biology, Umeå University, Sweden.

We are interested in chromosome-wide targeting and regulatory mechanisms where our discovery that POF is involved in global regulation of chromosome 4 in Drosophila provided the first evidence of autosome specific chromosome-wide regulatory mechanisms. Our analysis is focused on four main questions: (1) the evolution and function of chromosome-wide targeting mechanisms (2) correct targeting of chromatin associated factors; (3) genome-wide fine-tuning of transcription output and (4) establishment and propagation of chromatin structure within and between chromosomes. Candidates are encouraged to develop projects within chromosome-wide gene regulation with a molecular mechanistic, evolutionary or genomic focus.

Required qualifications:

  • PhD degree in e.g., genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry
  • Proficiency in both written and spoken English
  • Previous experience with either Drosophila genetics, evolutionary biology or genome-wide analysis.

Desired qualifications:

  • Knowledge and experiences in epigenetic research
  • Experience of analysing next-generation sequencing data, e.g. ChIP-seq and RNA-seq
  • Experience in statistics and statistical genetics

The fellowships are full-time for 24 months.

The application should include:

  • Personal letter describing your fulfilment of the required and desired qualifications listed above and one research question that you would like to address within chromosome-wide gene regulation (max 2 pages).
  • CV and list of publications.
  • PDF files of your three best publications.
  • Contact details of two to three references.

For additional questions please contact with a phrase “postdoc in epigenetics” in the subject line.

Your complete application in one pdf file, marked with reference number FS 2.1.6-379-18, should be sent to (state the reference number as subject) by March 31, 2018 at the latest.

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