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Postdoctoral position open in Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (Bethesda, USA)

Position Title: Retrotransposon L1 and regulation of genomic repeats
Position Description: A postdoctoral position is available to study how human
retrotransposon L1 is restricted by factors that cause 5’ truncation. Projects also include
study of copy number regulation of rDNA repeat sequences.

Having a long-standing interest in how repeat sequences impact the biology of the host,
we study retrotransposons in fission yeast, HIV-1 integration in cell culture, 5’ truncation
of L1 insertions and copy number control of rDNA repeats. 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 genetics. Skills in bioinformatics and nanopore sequencing are desirable. To
apply submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, bibliography, and names of three references
Dr. Henry Levin
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
National Institutes of Health
Bld 49, room 1A35A
Bethesda, MD, 20892
Employer Name: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.

(Posted: February 2023)

PhD student position, Human Endogenous Retroviruses, Institute of Human Genetics, University of Saarland, Germany

The Institute of Human Genetics (Prof. Jens Mayer) at Medical Faculty of University of Saarland, Germany, is seeking a highly motivated predoctoral research associate (TV-L E13, 50%, 3 years) to study biology and clinical relevance of a HERV-encoded protease. The institute has a long-standing interest in the biology of ERVs and other mobile genetic elements.

The position requires completed scientific studies in a field of research directly related to the project to be conducted, i.e., typically a Master's degree in molecular biology, cell biology, genetics, or equivalents.

The full job posting may be found here:

Please feel free getting in touch with me in case of questions.

Prof. Dr. Jens Mayer
Department of Human Genetics
Building 60
Medical Faculty
University of Saarland
66421 Homburg

(Posted: August 2023)