Duke University Medical Center, Tata lab - Department of Cell Biology

Position ID:Duke University Medical Center-Tata lab - Department of Cell Biology-POSTDOCTORALFELLOW [#16539, 3820]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate position in Tata lab at Duke University
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:DURHAM, North Carolina 27710, United States
Subject Area: Regenerative Biology / stem cell biology
Starting Date:2021/08/01
Appl Deadline: finished (2020/07/11, finished 2021/07/17)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

The Tata lab in the Department of Cell Biology, Duke University School of Medicine has two openings for postdoctoral researchers to study cellular plasticity mechanisms in lung injury repair and tumorigenesis. We seek to understand the genetic and epigenetic basis of organ regeneration and tumorigenesis. We study the properties of stem/progenitor cells in diverse epithelial tissues (with a primary focus on lung) and their relationships with neighboring tissues in pathophysiological conditions. We utilize in vivo mouse genetics, live imaging, 3D organoids, genome-wide Cas9/Crispr based functional genetic screening, and next generation sequencing technologies to study the behavior of tissues at single cell level. We offer an inspiring intellectual, collaborative and multidisciplinary research environment to support your career goals and provide access to state-of-the-art facilities. Candidates with background knowledge and hands-on experience in transcriptional regulation, 3D-organoids and bioinformatics skills are particularly welcome. For information about the lab and the PI, please visit: https://www.cellbio.duke.edu/purushothama-rao-tata/. (or) https://thetatalab.com/ Principal responsibilities for this position include the following: • Design and perform experiments. Analyze, interpret and discuss experimental data with PI. • Apply for funding (both postdoctoral and contribute to larger lab grants). • Write and submit manuscripts. • Help other lab members particularly graduate and undergraduate students.

Preferred Qualifications: • A PhD or MD/PhD (or equivalent) in biological sciences (cell & developmental biology, stem cell biology, tissue regeneration or a related field). • Strong research background in transcriptional regulation, cell biology, molecular biology, mouse models of cancer, and/or biochemistry. Prior experience in stem cells, Cas9/Crispr gene editing, 3D-organoid cultures, chromatin biology and bioinformatics is advantageous. • Evidence of successful completion of a research project (publications). • Ability to work independently; interpret, present and discuss experimental data. • Excellent communications skills This will be a minimum one-year appointment, contingent upon satisfactory annual reviews. Salary is commensurate with NIH guidelines and applicant experience. The position is located at the Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, NC. To apply, please send a CV, statement of interest, relevant manuscripts, and names of three references to purushothamarao.tata@duke.edu and apply for the position online at the following link: https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/Home/Home?partnerid=25017&siteid=5407#home The Postdoctoral Appointee holds a PhD or equivalent doctorate (e.g.ScD, MD, DVM). Candidates with non-US degrees may be required to provide proof of degree equivalency.

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Durham, NC 27710