Axolotl Regeneration, Epigenetics, and Genome Biology Postdoctoral Positions

University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY

Posted 3/30/2023

Two postdoctoral positions are available immediately under a funded NIH grant that aims to develop genomic and epigenetic resources for studying regeneration and genome biology in axolotl (a model salamander – Ambystoma mexicanum). We envision that one position will focus primarily on the optimization and execution of methods for affinity-based sampling of chromatin (ChIPseq CUTRUN) and dissecting roles of epigenetic regulation in the context of regeneration. A second will focus on computational analysis of sequence datasets from epigenetic studies and a diversity of other complementary sequencing studies that are being generated for the axolotl model system. Individuals that integrate skills or interest across these specific positions or other fields of inquiry that leverage the axolotl system are also encouraged to apply.
Research Environment: Members of the Voss (Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Center, Ambystoma Genetic Stock Center Director) and Smith (Department of Biology) labs have collaborated for over a decade to advance laboratory axolotl as a genetic/genomic model. The training environment, which includes opportunities for training across both the Biology Department and College of Medicine is exceptional for those seeking to learn how to extract biological meaning from large-scale genomics data or perform developmental genetic studies in the Axolotl system.
Living Environment: The University of Kentucky is located in Lexington, KY. The relatively low cost of living, revitalized city center, and ample opportunities for cultural and outdoor activities make Lexington one of the most livable cities in the US.
Interested parties should submit a CV and brief note of interest to [email protected]  and apply to
The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from
veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, African Americans, and all minorities.


Last Updated 03/30/2023