The Chow Lab in the Department of Human Genetics at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City is recruiting a postdoctoral research associate interested in modifiers of rare diseases. We have a number of projects focused on identifying modifiers of rare disease, with special focus on developing those targets as personalized therapies. We work on a number of different childhood rare diseases including, NGLY1 deficiency, PIGA deficiency, and DPAGT1 deficiency. There will be opportunities to work on modifier screens, drug repurposing, & functional analyses in cells & flies. Our projects range from full computational to full wet lab to a mixture of both. This is a great opportunity for a postdoc to lead and drive several of these projects. There will also be opportunities to develop independent projects aligning with the broad goals of the Chow Lab. All of our postdocs have been successful in obtaining independent funding.
We collaborate with patient advocacy groups and industry. We also work closely with clinicians, meet regularly with our rare disease clinic and new NICU sequencing initiative, and model newly discovered rare diseases. We encourage postdocs to engage with any or all of these opportunities to enrich their training. Candidates with a strong desire to gain a clinical view of precision medicine while still working at the bench can apply for a number of training grants that provide clinical experience, including our NHGRI Genomic Medicine Training Grant.
We are especially keen on recruiting scientists from underrepresented backgrounds. We have a vibrant SACNAS community and we continue to build new support systems for all trainees.
1) Ph.D. in genetics, cell biology, genomics, or related field
Desired Qualifications (one or more):
1) Experience with Drosophila
2) Experience with CRISPR/Cas9 and cell culture
3) Knowledge of cell biology or biochemistry
4) Knowledge of programming (e.g., R)
1) Cover Letter detailing previous research and interest in our lab (1 pg max)
2) Curriculum Vitae
3) Names and contact information of three academic references
To apply, please send a single PDF that contains a cover letter, detailed CV, and names of 3 references to firstname.lastname@example.org. This position is immediately available, but applications will continue to be accepted and considered until the job is filled/closed.
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