Posted 15 Feb 2019
University of Pittsburgh
Radosveta Koldamova and Iliya Lefterov
A postdoctoral fellow position is available in the Iliya Lefterov and Radosveta Koldamova laboratory in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health at the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania. The successful candidates will become part of a large, multidisciplinary neuroscience and environmental health community focused on neurodegeneration and translational research. The position is supported by NIH grants with the goal of understanding the role of Apolipoprotein E and other risk factors for late-onset Alzheimer’s disease. These projects require integration of multiple techniques for molecular and genetic analysis of pathological markers.
The application of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) to reveal transcription factor binding genome-wide, histone modifications and expression profiling, including characterization of single-cell transcriptome is a substantial part of the work relevant to all projects. The position requires a basic knowledge of statistics, experience with bioinformatics tools and software packages to analyze the data that are part of the project, including R. Experience with other omix approaches such as proteomics, lipidomics, and knowledge of bioinformatics tools, Unix/Mac OS platforms will be considered a plus. The lab utilizes transgenic animals for modeling Alzheimer’s disease, so the applicant should have some knowledge of the use of animals as a model system.
The candidates should have creative thinking, excellent communication skills, and the ability to work collaboratively. Applications should include curriculum vitae and names/contact information of three professional references.