Duke University, Biomedical Engineering

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Position ID:Duke-BME-DUKECHORY [#24593, 3820]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Biomedical Engineering / Biomedical Engineering
Appl Deadline: (posted 2023/03/24, listed until 2023/09/24)
Position Description:    

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Postdoctoral Fellow in Phage-Based Evolution for Chromatin Biology and Cancer Research

The Chory Lab at Duke University is seeking a highly motivated and talented Postdoctoral Fellow with strong mentorship experience to join our interdisciplinary research team as the first postdoc in a new lab. Our lab focuses on leveraging the power of evolutionary principles to study structure-function relationships in complex biological systems. We use cutting-edge approaches, including robotics and phage-based evolution, to investigate fundamental questions in chromatin biology, epigenetics, and cancer research. The successful candidate will have a strong background in molecular biology, genetics, and/or computational biology, with specific expertise in chromatin biology and epigenetics. They will have experience in experimental design, data analysis, model development, and mentoring. They will work collaboratively with other lab members to develop and apply novel methodologies to advance our understanding of chromatin biology and cancer using phage-based robotic evolution. 

  • Design, execute, and analyze experiments involving evolutionary robotics and phage-based evolution techniques, with a focus on chromatin biology and epigenetics 
  • Develop and apply computational methods for the analysis and interpretation of complex experimental data Contribute to the preparation of grant proposals, progress reports, and scientific manuscripts for publication Participate in lab meetings, journal clubs, and departmental seminars 
  • Mentor and support undergraduate and graduate students in the lab, as well as provide guidance to new lab members 
  • Collaborate effectively with other lab members and researchers within the broader Duke research community 

  • A Ph.D. in genetics, developmental biology, bioengineering, or a related field, with a focus on chromatin biology and epigenetics 
  • Strong publication record in peer-reviewed journals 
  • Demonstrated success in mentoring and supporting students or junior researchers 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills 
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team 
  • Proficiency in programming languages such as R or Python 
  • Interest in robotics, protein engineering, or other evolutionary approaches is highly desirable 

Application Deadline: 
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Application Instructions:
Interested candidates should submit the following materials electronically as a single PDF file to chorylab@gmail.com. A cover letter detailing their research interests, qualifications, motivation for applying to this position, and previous mentorship experiences A current curriculum vitae A list of three professional references, including their contact information.

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