Postdoctoral Scholar- Molecular and Cell Biology - Hockemeyer Lab
The Hockemeyer laboratory in the department of Molecular and Cell Biology at UC Berkeley is seeking highly motivated, successful, and creative individual with a background in stem cell biology, cancer biology, molecular genetics or bioinformatics. A focus of the Hockemeyer laboratory is modeling human brain development and function in cell culture as a tool to systematically investigate the genetic, cellular, and molecular basis of complex neurological disorders such as Parkinson's disease. We employ an interdisciplinary approach, integrating functional genomics approaches in human pluripotent stem cell (hPSC) derived neuronal cells with population genetics and genome-scale epigenetic information to study neurodegenerative disorders in a genetically controlled and systematic manner. We have recently established a novel CRISPR functional genomics platform in monolayer and organoid neuronal cultures to quantitatively dissect how genetic, epigenetic, and environmental factors contribute to the development and progression of neurological diseases and to identify novel therapeutic targets. The candidates will work as part of a multidisciplinary group funded by the Aligning Science Across Parkinson's (ASAP) Initiative aimed at understanding how genetic risk factors contribute to the development and progression of Parkinson's disease (https://parkinsonsroadmap.org/research-network/biology-of-pd-associated-genetics/). For more details on our lab and research please visit: http://mcb.berkeley.edu/labs/hockemeyer/research
Responsibilities: Successful candidates will lead efforts to apply cutting edge functional genomics approaches ex vivo and in vivo to identify molecular circuits of relevance to Parkinson's disease; collaborate with the other ASAP team members and teams to identify PD marker genes and therapeutic intervention strategies.
Minimum/Basic Qualifications required at the time of application: PhD (or equivalent international degree) or enrolled in a PhD (or equivalent international degree)
Additional Qualifications required by position start date: Ph.D. (or equivalent international degree)
Preferred Qualifications: Technical expertise in genome editing, mammalian primary tissue culture, functional genomics, and a strong background in molecular biology techniques.
Salary: This is a full-time position. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and based on the UC Berkeley Postdoc salary scale.
This position will remain open until filled. The anticipated start date in early December 2020. Initial appointment will be for one year, with the possibility of renewal based on performance and availability of funding.
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