Postdoctoral Associate - Liu Lab

Organization: 
The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine
Job Location: 
Farmington, CT
Job Description: 

The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine is seeking highly motivated computational and wet-lab scientists for postdoctoral fellow positions. Faculty at the Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine use genomic, computational, and translational approaches to conduct research to address fundamental biological questions in cancer, stem cells, immunology, diabetes, infectious disease, and microbiome research. (http://www.jax.org/ct/ct-faculty.html)
Postdoctoral fellows are being recruited in the following areas:
• Epigenomics
• Cancer Genomics
• Regulatory Genomics
• RNA Genomics
• Systems/Network Biology
• Bioinformatics
• Infectious Diseases
• Microbiome
The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine is a new institute in the state of Connecticut, representing an expansion of The Jackson Laboratory, and dedicated to employing genomics to improve human health. The Connecticut campus is dedicated to advance personalized medicine by using genetic and genomic strategies to understand the complex regulatory mechanisms underlying health and disease.

Dr. Edison T. Liu’s scientific research focuses on the functional genomics of human cancers, investigating on a whole-genome scale the dynamics of gene regulation that modulates cancer biology. His lab investigates the expression signatures in breast cancers that define biochemical and genetic perturbations as well as the transcriptional regulation of estrogen receptors on a genomic scale. Utilizing patient derived xenograft (PDX) models established in JAX, his lab is actively developing approaches to provide personalized cancer genomic medicine treatments. Collectively, his work spans cancer biology, genomics, human genetics and molecular epidemiology.

Requirements: 

Candidates should have a PhD and/or MD with an exceptional record of research accomplishments and the enthusiasm to conduct research in a highly collaborative and inter-disciplinary environment.

Contact Information: 

Please forward a cover letter and a copy of your CV for review and consideration to www.jax.org/careers REQ #4226.

About Our Organization: 

The Jackson Laboratory is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution based in Bar Harbor, Maine, with a facility in Sacramento, Calif., and a new genomic medicine institute in Farmington, Conn. We employ more than 200 Ph.D. scientists and a total of more than 1,400 employees. In 2011 and 2012, researchers voted The Jackson Laboratory among the world’s top 15 “Best Places to Work in Academia” in a poll conducted by The Scientist, a magazine for people working in the life sciences. The Laboratory draws on an 83-year reputation for excellence in mammalian genetics, built on the groundbreaking discoveries of its own researchers and on the development and global distribution of the most diverse collection of genetically unique mouse strains in the world. The Jackson Laboratory is a National Cancer Institute – designated cancer center. Our research covers a broad range of genetic disorders, including cancer, diabetes, neuromuscular and neurodegenerative disorders, autoimmune disorders, and conditions related to reproduction, development and aging. The Laboratory’s mission is to discover the genetic basis for preventing, treating and curing disease, and to enable research and education for the global biomedical community.