Postdoctoral Research Associate
School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics
The Miller Lab, located at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle, is seeking postdoctoral applicants who have recently finished their doctorate and are interested in studying epigenetic mechanisms of transcriptional control. We are interested in identifying epigenetic modifiers that act on disease-causing macrosatellite arrays and developing screens for pharmacologic manipulation of these activities. The candidate will also have the opportunity to utilize gene targeting strategies in mammalian embryonic stem cells and Induced pluripotent stem cells as a tool to study epigenetics, or as a therapeutic approach to correct phenotypes in cells where epigenetic transcriptional control has been lost. The Miller lab utilizes myoblasts, IPS, and ES cells to model muscle development and study epigenetic differences acquired during development. Our projects are organized around several human genetic diseases including Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy and a skin blistering condition called epidermolysis bullosa.
Applications must include the following materials:
1) A letter of application describing your professional goals
2) A current curriculum vitae
3) Complete contact information for three (3) professional references
4) Up to 3 reprints of publications
All applicants must have a Ph.D. in Molecular biology or related field.
Preference will be given to candidates with experience in cell culture and molecular biology.