The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Description Description: The Department of Biochemistry & Cellular and Molecular Biology at the University of Tennessee (UT) seeks applications for a Postdoctoral Scientist to work in the 3D Genome Structure Laboratory under the supervision of Dr. Rachel Patton McCord. The McCord lab investigates the 3D structure of the mammalian genome and its role in human health and disease using cell culture models, live and fixed cell fluorescence microscopy, and genome-wide chromosome conformation capture combined with high throughput sequencing (Hi-C). The Postdoctoral Scientist will pursue an independent research project aligning with the major areas of inquiry in the McCord lab: the role of 3D genome structure in cancer cell migration and metastasis, the effects of X-ray irradiation on 3D genome structure, and the 3D genome folding alterations in Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome. Projects may involve experimental and\/or computational analysis components. This position is supported for at least 2 years, with additional support subject to performance and availability of research funding. Duties\/Responsibilities: Specific responsibilities for this position include: \u2022Read and synthesize information from the recent literature related to the proposed project \u2022Design and perform experiments and\/or analyses to test relevant hypotheses \u2022Troubleshoot and optimize experiments or analyses \u2022Interpret and present results to fellow lab members, and eventually to the broader scientific community through conference presentations and publications \u2022Provide constructive and critical feedback on other lab member\u2019s projects \u2022Assist in training new undergraduate and graduate students in the lab in key techniques \u2022Apply for independent funding where appropriate and contribute to lab grant applications \u2022Contribute to basic lab management and upkeep (will be assigned specific lab responsibilities as appropriate, such as ordering reagents, disposing of biohazardous waste, etc.) Qualifications Minimum Required Education and Experience: \u2022PhD in molecular, cellular, computational, or systems biology or a related field (applications accepted from individuals with dissertation defenses scheduled) \u2022At least one first author peer-reviewed publication Preferred Education and Experience: \u2022Proficiency in genomic data analysis Minimum Required Skills and Abilities: \u2022Independent critical thinking skills necessary to design experiments or analyses and move a project forward \u2022Self-motivated work ethic leading to productive work with advice and mentorship, but not requiring direct supervision. \u2022Ability to communicate and collaborate well with colleagues of diverse levels of scientific experience (undergraduate students through faculty) \u2022Ability to synthesize information from the vastly expanding 3D genome literature and develop relevant hypotheses \u2022Excellent written and verbal communication skills \u2022Knowledge of the theories, principles, and concepts of molecular\/cellular and\/or computational biology Support: Annual stipend of at least $44,000 (negotiable based on level of experience of applicant) and full University of Tennessee employee fringe benefits. How to Apply: \u2022Please attach the following electronic documents to the application: Cover letter, CV, and the names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three references. \u2022Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled Job Research ProfessionalCampus\/InstituteKnoxville Job Posting May 16, 2018, 6:19:28 PM EEO\/AA Statement \/Non-Discrimination Statement The University of Tennessee is an EEO\/AA\/Title VI\/Title IX\/Section 504\/ADA\/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status. Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), ADA (disability), ADEA (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED), 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone (865) 974-2498 (V\/TTY available) or 974-2440. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville