Postdoctoral Associate in Autism Genomics

Organization
Department of Genetics, Yale School of Medicine
Job Location
New Haven, CT
Job Description

The Noonan laboratory in the Department of Genetics, Yale School of Medicine, is recruiting a Postdoctoral Associate to reconstruct gene regulatory networks associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) during neurodevelopment. Genetic studies indicate that loss-of-function mutations in chromatin modifiers are significantly associated with ASD risk.  We recently identified the targets of the ASD-associated chromodomain helicase CHD8 in the mid-fetal human brain, and found that CHD8 directly regulates other genes associated with ASD (Nature Commun. 6:6404 (2015)). We are now expanding these studies to additional chromatin modifiers in order to reveal common regulatory pathways underlying ASD. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Genetics, Neuroscience or a related field, as well as experimental expertise in functional genomics or chromatin biology.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should send their CV and contact information for 2 references to Jim Noonan at noonanlab@gmail.com. Please include the phrase Postdoctoral position in the Noonan lab in the subject line.

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