The Carbone Lab at the Oregon Health & Science University invites applications for a postdoctoral position in genomics. We search outstanding and driven candidates who will be part of a multidisciplinary team of investigators to study structural variations, centromere evolution and other mechanisms related to chromosome biology and evolution in primates. Candidates with a background in genomics, epigenetics, and molecular biology are encouraged to apply. State of the art experiments will include chromatin immunoprecipitation sequencing (ChIP-seq), DNA-seq and other applications of next-generation sequencing. The candidate will be responsible for designing and conducting the experiments. Preference will be given to candidates who have also some experience with data analysis and bioinformatics. Candidates with only dry lab experience (i.e. bioinformatics and computational biology) will also be considered, although some wet bench experience would be preferable. In addition, the candidate should be capable of analyzing data and writing up of the results into appropriate manuscript form. The candidate must also show demonstrated capability to work in a highly collaborative team. A Ph.D. in genetics, molecular biology or other related discipline is required. English proficiency at working level is required. Salary will be at the NIH level.
Dr. Lucia Carbone is internationally recognized for her work on primate genomics and has a deep interest in in chromosome biology and evolution. She was the leader of the gibbon genome project that was published and gained the cover in Nature. Gibbons are small apes whose chromosomes displayed accelerated evolution. Using the gibbon genome as a model, Dr. Carbone has been able to get some insight in mechanisms related to chromosomal rearrangements and their effects on species differentiation. Together with a deep interest in studying basic evolutionary processes, Dr. Carbone seeks to translate the knowledge gleaned from evolutionary studies to human health by combining genomics, epigenetics and bioinformatics.