The Van Wolfswinkel Lab [www.vanwolfswinkellab.org] at Yale University is seeking a driven and creative postdoctoral associate to join our group. We are a young and collaborative NIH-funded lab that continues to develop innovative molecular approaches to address fundamental questions concerning stem cell health, regulation of cell fate, and cell population dynamics in their endogenous context. We are particularly interested in the molecular processes involved in the long-term maintenance of pluripotency and in the transition towards differentiation. Several lines of evidence have suggested important roles for non-coding RNAs (piRNAs and lncRNAs) and RNA regulation, as well as chromatin organization in these processes. We use the planarian stem cell system as a model to explore these interactions further.
We are looking for a highly motivated (computational) biologist /bio-informatician with solid experience in genomics/transcriptomics analysis and single cell analysis strategies. Successful candidates have recently obtained a Ph.D. in a relevant field and should have experience with at least three of the following: biochemistry, RNA biology, chromatin biology, single cell methodology, epigenetics and/or transcriptomics analysis, statistical analysis. Proficiency in python and R, as well as excellent oral and written communication skills and strong problem solving skills are required. Experience with bioinformatic analysis in non-model systems is preferred.
The Van Wolfswinkel Lab is part of the department of Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology, and forms a dynamic environment for scientific collaborations and growth. We are located on Science Hill, in close proximity to the other Yale science departments and many core facilities. Yale university offers a competitive salary and benefits package in a city with affordable living expenses. Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include major museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.
To apply, please send a CV (including names and contact information of three references) and a cover letter explaining your experience and your motivation to Josien van Wolfswinkel (firstname.lastname@example.org).