Biostatistics & Bioinformatics, Duke University

Position ID:Duke-Biostatistics & Bioinformatics-POSTDOC13 [#7335]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate-Genetics and Genomics of Gene Regulation
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27710, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Biomedical Sciences / genetics, genomics
Appl Deadline:2017/08/31 finished (posted 2016/05/26, finished 2017/09/26)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Postdoctoral Associates – Genetics and Genomics of Gene Regulation

The Reddy Lab in the Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics at Duke University Medical Center is seeking Postdoctoral Associates to investigate the effects of genetic variation on genome activity and gene regulation, and the downstream consequences for human health and disease. Genome-wide association studies have clearly established that genetic variation that alters gene regulation is a major contributor to disease. A major focus of the Reddy Lab at Duke is developing and applying novel high-throughput experimental strategies to measure the effects of non-coding genetic variation on genomic regulatory activity.

The postdoctoral associate will have a major responsibility in the continued development of these experimental strategies and analyses. The research will also involve completing focused studies of the function of several novel genes recently identified using these types of approaches. The research will rely heavily on high-throughput sequencing and CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing, giving the successful candidate extensive hands-on exposure to these cutting-edge techniques.

Candidates must have a PhD degree in molecular biology, biochemistry, or a related field. Experience with high-throughput sequencing is highly preferable and downstream computational analysis is highly desirable.

The positions are available immediately and will be filled as soon as possible. Appointments will be made on a renewable one-year contract with the expectation of at least a three-year term.

For more information about the Reddy Lab and the Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, please visit our websites: and

Interested applicants should submit application materials (cover letter, CV, statement of research interests, and the contact information for at least three references) using the following link:

Location: Durham, North Carolina, USA

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Duke also makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire, and promote qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
Duke Box 2721
Duke University School of Medicine
Durham, NC 27710

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