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Postdoctoral Position: Circadian Molecular and Systems Biology

We seek a postdoctoral colleague for work in one of several ongoing research foci in the lab.  Broadly speaking, our interests lie with the fields of circadian biology and photobiology and we utilize the fungal model system Neurospora as well as mammalian cell lines and mice.   We use genetics, molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry, and informatics to study the mechanism of the transcription-translation feedback loop (TTFL) in fungal and animal cells and the means by which this circadian oscillator controls the metabolism of the cells in which it operates.  Current interests focus on the molecular mechanism of circadian repression within the TTFL in  Neurospora, on the circadian systems biology of the fungal and animal cells in which circadian output from the oscillator can feed back to impact the oscillator; on the network of transcription factors governing genome responses to time and light; and on the circadian molecular biology of mammalian adipocytes.  More information regarding our interests and approaches can be gleaned from recent publications.  Experience with circadian biology is not important, but facility with molecular biology and fungal or mammalian cells is essential.  Beyond this, expertise in some aspect(s) of bioinformatics, biochemistry, cell, and molecular biology is expected, and individual project(s) can be tailored to the interests and skills of the successful candidate; we are particularly keen on identifying colleagues with informatic as well as molecular skills.  The need for a strong work ethic and excellent interpersonal skills goes without saying, and preference will be given to candidates who can be interviewed in person.  Candidates anticipating a career involving research will receive optimal mentoring, as evidenced by the success of previous trainees in academia and in industry.

The starting date can be immediate with salary following NIH/NRSA scale of ~$48K per year plus benefits.  Candidates must have received a PhD within the past 5 years.  Send a short letter of inquiry including specific experimental interests, and a CV including the names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of three references.  Dartmouth is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Jay Dunlap, Dept. Molecular & Systems Biology, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Hanover, NH 03755