Keck Postdoctoral FELLOWSHIPS for C. elegans research (NO citizenship required)

The Wyss Institute of Harvard University and the Department of Biology of the University of Virginia seek outstanding applicants for two interdisciplinary Research Associate (postdoctoral) fellowships in functional genomics and 3D systems biology sponsored by the W.M. Keck Foundation. The selected W.M. Keck Fellows will lead the development of new technologies to develop in animal FISSEQ and create the first single-cell resolution model of animal metabolism using Caenorhabditis elegans. The project aims to develop and integrate C. elegans functional genomics, in animal RNAseq (FISSEQ), and whole animal single-cell resolution modeling tools. Specific goals include developing FISSEQ in whole C. elegans or optimizing and performing high-content genome-wide reverse genetics screens for fat regulators.

The candidate must have an extraordinary motivation to learn and succeed as an independent scientist, and be able and willing to travel between Charlottesville, VA and Boston, MA. A PhD in life sciences by the appointment start date is required. High-productivity documented with peer-reviewed publications is required. Effective oral and written communication skills are required. Experience in at least one of the following is required: C. elegans research, RNAseq (both library construction and data analysis), or high-end microscopy (high-resolution or high-throughput). Bioinformatics and biological scripting languages (Matlab, Python/Biophyton) are preferred. No previous post-doctoral experience is preferred.

To apply, please access UVA website www.Jobs@UVA posting number 0618980, and attach: a one-page personal statement describing your scientific accomplishments and your interests, curriculum vitae, and contact information (including phone numbers) of three references who might be contacted for recommendations. Review of applications will begin August 1st, 2016; however, the positions will remain open until filled. Questions regarding the Candidate Profile process or Jobs@UVA should be directed to: Rich Haverstrom rkh6j[at]
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