The Powder lab in the Department of Biological Sciences at Clemson University is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to work on the evolution of transcriptional enhancers in facial development. This project aims to understand the functional and morphological impact of genetic variation in cis-regulation. Supported by an NSF-CAREER grant, this work will utilize ATAC-seq, RNA-seq, in vivo reporter assays, and CRISPR/cas9-mediated embryological manipulations to identify and assess how non-coding variation underlies facial development and evolution using cichlid fishes and zebrafish. Support is for two years with potential renewal beginning 1 June 2020, or mutually-agreed upon date.
Applicants should have a PhD in evolution, genetics, development, bioinformatics, or a related field and enthusiasm and drive to progress specified research. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated experience with ATAC-seq, RNA-seq, and/or zebrafish embryology.
Applicants must submit the following at https://apply.interfolio.com/75339: (1) cover letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a description of relevant research experience and motivation/interest in the current position (1 page maximum), and (4) contact information (including telephone numbers and e-mail addresses) for three professional references. Review of applications will begin 1 May 2020 and continue until the position is filled.
Questions may be sent to Kara Powder (email@example.com).