The Munger Lab (mungerlab.com) is seeking a postdoctoral associate to join our growing interdisciplinary team in Bar Harbor, Maine. Our systems genetics research program explores the interface between genetics and the environment, and how complex interactions between the two can push gene regulatory networks that drive normal cell differentiation and organ development to an altered disease state. Specifically, we take advantage of powerful, genetically diverse mouse populations (Diversity Outbred and Collaborative Cross) and stem cell lines to study how genetic variation in the population impacts multiple layers of gene regulation genome-wide, with an emphasis on post-transcriptional processes that modulate protein levels independent from transcript abundance. Postdoctoral associates lead their own projects as well as participate in larger collaborative efforts involving multiple investigators, and given the current uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, postdocs may be expected to work remotely for a significant portion of their time. Consequently, being able to work independently and as part of a (remote) team will be essential to success in this role.
Ph.D. in bioinformatics, computational biology, biostatistics, or a Ph.D. in biological or related sciences with demonstrated computational training is required.
Proficiency in R and Python programming languages is highly preferred.
Training and experience in genetics, systems genetics, genomics, systems biology, molecular biology, stem cell biology, and/or developmental biology is preferred.
Applicants are not required to have previous experience working with mouse models or data. Applicants with experience in human genetics or other model organisms are encouraged to apply.
English language fluency.
Exceptional verbal and written communication skills are required.
Demonstrated self-motivation and independence, with the ability to excel in a highly collaborative research environment.
Demonstrated writing ability as evidenced by significant contribution/leadership role in bringing a minimum of one 1st author paper from graduate work to publication.
Please apply through the link provided!