Post Doc 1

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Job Location
Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724
Job Description

Post-doctoral position is currently available in the dos Santos lab.

The laboratory of Camila dos Santos is seeking a highly motivated postdoc fellow to investigate the epigenetic control of normal and malignant mammary gland development. Significant changes mark the pre- and post-pubescence mammary developmental stages, but those associated with pregnancy have the greatest effect on cellular function, tissue reorganization, and breast cancer susceptibility.

Our group has recently found that mammary glands react differently to a second pregnancy than they do to the first one, with associated changes in DNA methylation. These affected regulatory regions that modulate mammary stem cell self-renewal, lineage specification, and potentially cell transformation. We are now building upon these findings to understand how the pregnancy-induced epigenetic changes might influence cell transformation and the risk of breast cancer.


A Ph.D. with strong background in molecular/cell biology is required. Candidates should be comfortable working with mice. Experience with DNA/RNA extraction, cell culture, fluorescence microscopy and flow cytometry are desirable.


Interested individuals should apply for this position at


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Position number 01149-R


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