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PhD Studentship at Aberdeen University
This studentship aims to gain a better understanding of fundamental processes of genome evolution that remain poorly understood. The project will investigate the role of transposable elements (TEs) in evolutionary diversification following whole genome duplication (WGD), using salmonid fishes as an ideal study system due to the presence of an ancestral WGD event that has had a major impact on genome evolution and been linked with lineage diversification (e.g. Lien et al. 2016; Robertson et al. 2017). We will test the hypothesis that TEs have been instrumental agents in reshaping genetic and epigenetic evolution following WGD, promoting adaptation.
This PhD is embedded within a Norwegian research project ‘TRANSPOSE: Transposable elements as agents of genome evolution and adaptation following a recent whole genome duplication’. TRANSPOSE is a 5 year project and supervisor Macqueen is a collaborator. Position is open to UK/European applicants only. For application information, please follow the instructions on the posting here.
Postdoctoral Position at University of Texas-Austin
Postdoctoral position available for research projects investigating the mechanism of repair of phage Mu transposition and Flp recombination events by the E. coli / yeast replication machineries, respectively. This process will be explored both in vitro and in vivo using biochemical, biophysical and cell biological tools. The mechanism of Mu integration is similar to retroviruses, and we anticipate extending the studies to the repair of retroviral integration events in mammalian cells. The Flp studies have the potential for application in cancer therapy.
Applicants must have first-author publications in peer-reviewed journals and be highly motivated. A strong background in bacterial or yeast biology, DNA biochemistry, and molecular genetics is desired. Protein purification skills are a MUST. A basic understanding of programming and network analysis is a plus.
Austin, TX has been consistently ranked one of the best places to live in the United States. The University of Texas offers competitive benefits. Applicants should email their CV and list of three references to Rasika Harshey: email@example.com.
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.
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Posted: 16th March 2017.
Bioinformatics postdoctoral position at the Evolutionary and Functional Genomics LAB, Institute of Evolutionary Biology (CSIC-UPF), Parc de Recerca Biomèdica de Barcelona, Spain.
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