Postdoctoral Positions in epigenetics of human centromeres are available in the laboratory of Dr. Yael Nechemia-Arbely at the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC Hillman Cancer Center. The lab is funded by the NIGMS.
Projects will focus on mechanisms of epigenetic maintenance and propagation of human centromeres across the cell cycle. Human centromeres are the basic unit of chromosome inheritance and are essential for faithful chromosome segregation. The lab will use molecular and cellular biology combined with advanced genome-wide approaches (ChIP-seq, Repli-seq, long-read nanopore sequencing), as well as single-molecule approaches to define the epigenomic landscape of centromeric chromatin, and the consequences of ectopic CENP-A (the centromeric histone H3 variant) deposition into non-centromeric sites in human cells. There will be opportunities to expand into new areas. The lab is dedicated to the scientific and professional development of all lab members. For more information, please visit our lab’s website at https://www.nechemia-arbelylab.org/
Applicants should have recently earned, or nearing completion of, a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degree in cellular and molecular biology or a related field. Experience in bioinformatics is an advantage. These positions are open to all scientists, including international applicants. Necessary research skills include standard molecular and cellular biology techniques. Salary is commensurate with experience and based on current NIH guidelines.
The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is ranked #5 in NIH funding, and Pittsburgh has been consistently voted as one of the top livable cities in the US.
Qualified candidates should submit a one-page cover letter stating reasons for their scientific interest in the lab and career goals, a curriculum vitae including technical skills, and the names and contact information of three references. Submit your application to: Yael Nechemia-Arbely, PhD at email@example.com.
The Nechemia-Arbely lab is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness and foster a culture of inclusion that supports diversity and its initiatives. We strongly encourage applications from women and minorities.
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