Postdoctoral Opportunity: Noncoding variation and gene regulation

Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
Job Location
Boston, MA 02142
Job Description

Postdoctoral position available at Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research in the laboratory of Dr. Olivia Corradin. The Corradin lab investigates the role of noncoding DNA variants in defining human disease pathogenesis and susceptibility. Specifically we are interested in exploring how multiple DNA variants can cooperate in order to control target gene expression and clinical risk.


Projects opportunities involve functional studies of risk loci for which we have identified multiple functional variants and computational studies of the effect of 3-dimensional chromatin structure on predisposition to disease.


Dr. Corradin has recently started her lab and the Whitehead Institute. Exciting opportunity to play an integral role in a new/small lab while experiencing all the Whitehead and MIT has to offer


The ideal applicant will have:

  • Obtained or be close to obtaining a Ph.D. in a related field.
  • Enthusiasm, curiosity and commitment for solving scientific questions
  • Wet Lab: Familiarity with basic genetic and molecular wet lab techniques, and previous experience with cell culture, including stem cells
  • Dry Lab: Previous experience in computational analysis of gene expression, chromatin data, or genetic variants and familiarity with unix/command line programs


Applicants with a background in genetic/molecular techniques with an interest in learning (or previous experience with) computational genetics are strongly encouraged to apply. 

How to Apply

For more information or to apply, please contact Applications should include a cover letter describing research interests and experience, and a CV with a list of references. 

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