Postdoc position open in the Elgin Lab: epigenetics and undergraduate education.
We have a postdoctoral position open to study epigenetic features and regulation of gene expression on the Drosophila fourth chromosome. The fourth chromosome is unusual; while the domain as a whole is packaged as heterochromatin, it contains ~80 genes, both housekeeping (e.g. Rad23) and developmentally specific (e.g. eyeless). How these genes function in such an unfavorable environment is a mystery. We will use both molecular/genetic manipulations and a bioinformatics approach (in conjunction with the faculty and students of the Genomics Education Partnership) to look for defining characteristics. Candidates must have familiarity with DNA manipulation; familiarity with Drosophila a plus. Position will entail active participation in the GEP - a long-term interest in undergraduate education is required. The position is available immediately. Applications will be considered starting April 2013 until the position is filled. NIH postdoc pay scale plus benefits. For further information see our website (http://wubio.wustl.edu/elgin) and the GEP website (http://gep.wustl.edu). Send a CV (with names and email address of two references) and a statement of long-term interests to Sarah C R Elgin, Dept Biology, Washington University in St Louis (firstname.lastname@example.org).