Positions for a postdoctoral researcher and a technician are available in the Chu lab at San Francisco State University in San Francisco, California.
We are interested in understanding how chromatin structure and composition influence gene expression and chromosome dynamics during spermatogenesis. Chromatin undergoes extreme changes in composition and compaction at the same time that pluripotent germ cells are transformed into highly differentiated sperm. Our initial studies have uncovered dozens of proteins that comprise sperm chromatin in C. elegans. Many of these proteins are required for fertility and conserved with mammals. Therefore, there are many opportunities to forge new territory in understanding basic mechanisms required for fertility.
Successful candidates should have a broad background with expertise in some of the following areas: genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry, bioinformatics, genomics, proteomics, and cell biology. Prior experience with C. elegans is advantageous but not required. Funding for the position is available for up to 3 years.
SFSU is located in the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area and is a historically diverse campus. There are exceptional opportunities for working with under-represented minority students and for gaining teaching experience.
Please send a brief cover letter describing your past research and interests, a CV, and reference information to Dr. Diana Chu via e-mail: email@example.com