Open postdoctoral position, faculty mentor Melissa Runge-Morris


A postdoctoral position is available to study mechanisms that regulate gene expression during human development and in response to endogenous and exogenous compounds. Efforts are currently focused on understanding the mechanisms regulating expression of the cytosolic sulfotransferase class of metabolizing enzymes during human liver development. Approaches will include the use of advanced cell culture models (e.g., stem cell differentiation models) and molecular technologies (e.g., RNA-seq and ATAC-seq) to understand the changes in chromatin accessibility and transcriptional regulator activity that control gene expression during cell differentiation.

Required qualifications

  • Ph.D. in biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, or related discipline
  • Experience with mammalian cell culture and techniques to modify and assess gene expression (e.g., molecular cloning, transfection/transduction, reporter gene analysis, polymerase chain reaction, western blot analysis, biochemical and microscopic techniques to detect protein-protein interactions, CRISPR/Cas)
  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills

Required application materials

  • CV
  • Cover letter that describes research interests, accomplishments, training and career goals
  • 3 references w/ contact informationĀ 

Submit applicationĀ materials here. Posting ID 044598

Melissa Runge-Morris