The Van Wolfswinkel Lab at Yale University is seeking a driven, creative postdoctoral associate to join our group. We are a young and collaborative NIH-funded lab working on the regulation of planarian stem cells. We apply and develop innovative molecular approaches to address fundamental questions concerning stem cell health, regulation of cell fate, and cell population dynamics. We are particularly interested in the molecular processes involved in long-term maintenance of pluripotency and in the transition towards differentiation. Several lines of evidence suggest important roles for non-coding RNAs (piRNAs and lncRNAs) and chromatin organization in these processes, and the planarian stem cell system is an excellent model to explore these further.
We are looking for a highly motivated molecular biologist with an interest in stem cell research and an inclination for technological development. Successful candidates have recently obtained a Ph.D. in a relevant field and have experience with at least two of the following: biochemistry, molecular biology, RNA biology, chromatin biology, epigenetics and/or transcriptomics analysis. Excellent communication and problem solving skills are required.
To apply, please send a CV (including names and contact information of three references) and a cover letter explaining your experience and motivation to Josien van Wolfswinkel (firstname.lastname@example.org).