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Postdoctoral Fellow


Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Job Location

One Bungtown Road
Cold Spg Hbr, NY 11724
United States


Commensurate with experience


Comprehensive Benefit Package 

Job Description

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Christopher Vakoc. A successful candidate for this position will have completed PhD training in any of the broad areas of cell biology, molecular genetics, protein biochemistry, or structural biology. This scientist will lead a project that seeks to discover and characterize the molecular interactions of oncogenic transcription factors to elucidate epigenetic mechanisms at high-resolution. A key element of this project will be to collaborate with scientists in the biotech industry to advance the development of small-molecules as targeted cancer therapy, and hence this training position will have a strong potential for career advancement in academia or in the pharmaceutical industry. Candidates from non-traditional and/or underrepresented backgrounds, broadly defined, are strongly encouraged to apply.We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits program, including medical and dental insurance, and access to an affordable and licensed on-site childcare center. In addition, CSHLMeetings and Courses program provides an opportunity for interacting with a broad range of researchers and exposure to timely advances in many areas of scientific research.

CSHL is an EO/AA Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status. VEVERAA CONTRACTOR.



EDUCATION: Successful applicants will possess a Ph.D. degree in Biological Research 

Experience/Skill: A background in any of the following areas would be needed for this position: DNA cloning, mammalian tissue culture, mouse genetics, protein expression/purification, biochemical & biophysical assays, computational genomics, CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing. 

How to Apply

For immediate consideration please should e-mail your application to [email protected] as a single pdf file with subject: Postdoc Application. The application file should include: (1) CV with the publication list, (2) a brief description of research interests, (3) contact information for three references. In addition, please apply to the online position found here Position ID: 02964-R

About Our Organization

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is a world-renowned research and educational institution recognized internationally for its excellence in fundamental areas, such as cancer, neuroscience, plant biology, genomics, and quantitative biology. The Laboratory has long been recognized as a place for nurturing young scientists, with postdoctoral researchers being an integral part of the discovery process. The Laboratory offers a warm, collegial, and collaborative work environment as well as a competitive salary and benefits in a beautiful location about one hour from New York City.  Website: 

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