A Postdoctoral Researcher position is available in the Memory Epigenetics and Addiction Laboratory at Temple University. The lab focuses on the epigenetics of drug addiction using pre-clinical rodent models. We are seeking an experienced molecular biologist or developmental biologist to lead studies of the transcriptome and epigenome following exposure to drugs of abuse.
The successful candidate will be expected to participate in multiple projects studying changes to epigenetic processes in the brain and germline following chronic opioid exposure. The candidate will have a Ph.D. in neuroscience, biology or related fields, a strong background in statistics, and extensive experience with molecular biology. The candidate must have strong communication and interpersonal skills, and be capable of working with large collaborative teams.
Technical expertise in standard basic molecular and cellular techniques, including chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP), quantitative PCR (qPCR), and Western blotting is required for this position. Experience generating and analyzing large sequencing data sets is preferred. Candidates must be enthusiastic, self-motivated, dedicated to science and problem solving. Responsibilities will include leading projects, data processing, drafting manuscript and assisting with grant applications for the lab. The candidate must be willing to assist our team in its collective research goals, be detail oriented and possess strong organizational skills. The candidate will be expected to manage and work on multiple projects.