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Postdoctoral Scholar - Pediatics

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Postdoctoral Scholar - Pediatics

The Penn State College of Medicine, Cancer Institute and Huang Lab, in Hershey, PA is currently accepting applications for entry-level and senior-level Post-doctoral scholar positions. The lab focuses on lncRNA mediated cancer epigenetics and cancer genome organization. Our current research centers on: 1) Investigating the underlying mechanisms by which transcription factors and 3D genome organization control gene expression, lineage differentiation, and leukemogenesis. 2) Delineating the role of long noncoding RNAs in regulating CTCF/cohesin TAD boundary function and cancer genome organization. We utilize a variety of approaches including cell biology, bioinformatics, proteomics, next generation sequencing and genome editing, single cell technologies, and mouse models to study these questions.

Here are representative recent publications from Huang lab (Luo et al., Blood 2018, 132: 837-848; Luo et al., Cancer Cell 2019, 36: 645-659; Zeisig et al., Science Translational Medicine 2021, 13 (482): eabc4822; Li et al., Nucleic Acid Res. 2020 48:3119-3133; Zhu et al., Nature Communications 2021, 12 (1): 1956 (Doi: 10.1038/s41467-021-22095-2); Luo et al., Molecular Cell 2022, 82: 833-851).

Candidates should have obtained a PhD or an MD/PhD degree in the fields of Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, or Biomedical Science at time of hire. Prior experience in gene transcriptional regulation, bioinformatics, or use of mouse models is preferred. Interested candidates should attach their their Curriculum Vitae and a cover letter describing their background and research interests to their application.

This is a limited-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire.

Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University polices.

The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusive excellence that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusive excellence as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.

Apply online at https://psu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/PSU_Staff/job/College-of-Medicine/Postdoctoral-Scholar---Pediatics_REQ_0000033598-3

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