A postdoctoral research fellowship position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Jacob Kitzman in the Department of Human Genetics and Department of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI.
Our group develops new genomics technologies to detect and study the functional impacts of genetic variation upon traits in health and disease. The specific focus of this position will be to combine experimental and computational approaches to study several genes contributing to inherited cancer syndromes.
The successful candidate will establish cell culture based functional assays for several cancer genes, adopting and improving approaches developed in our lab and elsewhere. The candidate will be expected to gain familiarity with the primary literature in areas relevant fields including DNA repair, cancer genomics, and sequencing technology. Finally, the applicant will be expected to contribute to supervision of students and technicians to work collaboratively on this and related projects.