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Postdoctoral Position at the NIH

Position Title:  Genomic and mechanistic studies of transposable elements and HIV-1

Position Description:  A postdoctoral position is available to study the mechanisms and impact of Long Terminal Repeat-retrotransposons and retroviruses.  The LTR-retrotransposon Tf1 in the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe is structurally similar to retroviruses and uses mechanisms of reverse transcription and integration that are excellent models for retrovirus replication.  Saturated profiles of integration sites revealed Tf1 inserts into the promoters of stress response genes.  Current work focuses on how chromatin factors promote integration site selection. To identify common mechanisms of integration we generate large-scale datasets of HIV-1 integration in human cells and analyze genome-wide patterns of integration.  Research is also conducted on other transposable elements to develop technology capable of generating genome-wide profiles of gene function.  Further details and a list of publications can be found at:

Interested candidates must have a Ph.D. and/or an M.D. and have a strong background in molecular biology, genetics, or virology.  Bioinformatic and programming skills will be of great benefit. To apply submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, bibliography, and names of three references to:
Dr. Henry Levin
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
National Institutes of Health
Bld 49, room 1C32
Bethesda, MD, 20892

Employer Name:  Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Position Location: Bethesda, MD.

The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.

Posted: 16th March 2017.

Garcia-Perez lab
Research Fellow, Genetics & Biochemistry
Vacancy Ref: : 037724 Closing Date : 10-Nov-2016
Contact Person :
Contact Number : 0131 651 8500

We are seeking an outstanding postdoctoral fellow with an interest in Transposable Elements and Genome biology to take up a post in Dr Jose L. Garcia-Perez’s lab at the Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine (IGMM), University of Edinburgh. The post holder will join a dynamic and multidisciplinary lab with a focus on understanding the impact that the mobility of active Transposable Elements exert on humans and model organisms. Specifically, this position aims to understand how epigenetic mechanisms act to control the mobility of LINE retrotransposons on pluripotent genomes. The Garcia-Perez lab has a long-lasting interest in understanding the biology of Transposable Elements and the group has a strong interest in epigenetics, pluripotency and genome stability.

Candidates must have a PhD (or anticipate completing a PhD within the year) and previous experience in molecular and cell biology, biochemistry, genetics or with zebrafish will be acknowledged. The post holder will be expected to take initiative and contribute to the development of the research programme.
This post is available on a fixed term basis for 3 years

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González lab
Bioinformatics postdoctoral position at the Evolutionary and Functional Genomics LAB, Institute of Evolutionary Biology (CSIC-UPF), Parc de Recerca Biomèdica de Barcelona, Spain.
Contact their lab for more information.

Kentsis lab
Looking for talented people to join the lab at the Sloan Kettering Institute, NY, USA.
For more information visit their careers page.