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Postdoctoral fellows: 2 [positions
Lab None Closing Date 2018-04-11
Employer Name Department of Human Genetics , U Chicago Posting Date 2018-02-14
Employer URL Salary 45-50k
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Location USA,  ,  Chicago    
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Job Description

The Zhang lab at the University of Chicago is looking for two highly motivated postdoc fellows. The newly established group in the Department of Human Genetics focuses on the fundamental mechanisms of brain development with the ultimate goal of diagnosing and treating neurological diseases. Our recent work uncovered crucial functions of alternative RNA splicing in mouse and human brain development and identified novel coding and non-coding human mutations that cause developmental brain disorders. Current research centers on tracing cell types and lineages in the developing brain, and exploring functions of alternative RNA splicing in developmental brain disorders.

The successful applicant will interact with exceptional U Chicago faculties in human genetics, neuroscience, RNA biology, single cell biology, biostatistics and computation biology. The Zhang laboratory is affiliated the Grossman Institute of Neuroscience, Quantitive Biology and Human Behavior, and located in the Cummings Life Science Center, with access to outstanding genomics, imaging and stem cell core facilities. This position offers excellent career development opportunities in neurogenetics and developmental neurobiology.

Job Requirements: 
-Recent Ph.D. or MD/ Ph.D. with an established track record in biomedical research such as neuroscience, genetics and genomics, molecular and cell biology, RNA biology, developmental biology, or stem cell biology.
-Able to work independently and as part of a team.
-Experience in next-gen sequencing, genomic data analysis, and programming (Python, R) is preferred but not required.

Interested candidates, please send a pdf file including the following to Dr. Xiaochang Zhang 
-A short summary of present and future research interests.
-CV with a list of publications.
-Contact information for three references.

Salary/stipend follows the current NIH scale. Reviews of candidates will start immediately and continue until the positions are filled. Please visit our website for more information:

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