Post-Doctoral Position in Germline Epigenetics

Post-Doctoral Position in Germline Epigenetics

The Kelly lab in the Biology Department at Emory University in Atlanta, GA has a Post-Doctoral position available beginning immediately. Two years of initial funding is available, with further funding negotiable, with the expectation that independent funding be successfully obtained.
The research focus in my lab centers on the establishment, maintenance, and generational heritability of epigenetic information in the germline cycle. The successful candidate will be expected to further projects already underway in the lab, and/or initiate their own projects, with the goal of continuing to work on them in an independent position.

Current projects include:
• Germline-specific modes of RNA Polymerase II regulation
• Germline-specific histone variants and their function
• Transcription-dependent establishment of epigenetic memory
• Regulation and function of meiotic chromatin architecture

The successful candidate will have a record of productivity and independence, and significant experience in C. elegans molecular and genetic techniques. Experience in epigenetic techniques and some bioinformatics experience is desirable but not essential.

Please provide a CV, a brief description of your research interests and goals, including how a position in my lab will fit with those interests and goals, and arrange to have letters of recommendation sent to bkelly@emory.edu, with the subject heading “PD-Position in C. elegans”.