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Postdoctoral Fellow in epigenetics/cell signaling
The Laboratory of Ronald Chandler, Ph.D. has multiple positions available for Postdoctoral Fellows to join his lab and carry out independent projects in the areas of endometrial biology, endometriosis and/or endometrial cancer.
We are a 5-year NIH R01 funded lab that investigates the mechanisms by which cell signaling, chromatin structure and the epigenome are modulated during the menstrual cycle and in response to disease-associated mutations and other risk factors.
Our research utilizes biochemistry, functional genomics, in vivo mouse models of human disease, and ex vivo human endometrial organoid models.
Dr. Chandler is a great mentor. He has a strong track record in preparing trainees for a successful career in both academia and industry. Examples include assisting graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with fellowship/grant awards and preparing postdoctoral fellows for faculty positions at R1 universities. Postdocs in the Chandler Lab have received prestigious postdoctoral fellowships and NIH K99/R00 awards. Trainees with career interests in teaching, industry or government are encouraged to take time outside of the lab to enrich their postgraduate training and experiences, including participation in education, service, teaching and internships. Examples include summer internships, programming courses, and undergraduate teaching.
The Chandler Lab is within the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, which includes a group of highly collaborative scientists seeking to understand how genetic, epigenetic, physiological, or lifestyle changes may either protect or predispose individuals to endometrial pathologies.
A Ph.D. graduate with a strong background in genetics/epigenetics, molecular biology, genomics, or a related field in the basic sciences
Experience with next-generation sequencing techniques is a strong plus, but not a necessary requirement, as trainees will be expected to acquire a basic understanding of these techniques
A “team” focused scientist who’s dedicated to hypothesis-driven, disease-focused research
A self-motivated and driven individual with a proven publication record who possesses a strong interest in women’s health, gynecologic disease and cancer,
Must be able to exhibit exceptional research productivity and take responsibility for independent management of the project
A detail-oriented researcher who thinks critically to effectively design experiments and solve complex research problems
A strong ability to take initiative and work independently
A collaborative, hands-on researcher who proactively shares knowledge and expertise with lab members and has an interest in helping junior lab members, collaborators or clinical fellows
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Why join the Chandler Lab as a Postdoctoral Fellow?
Postdoctoral Fellows are full-time employees and receive a competitive annual salary. This salary is determined based on degree receipt date, which begins at $55,000. Applicants with exceptional qualifications may be considered for other salary scales. Medical insurance and relocation assistance will be provided.
We recognize that selecting where to complete a postdoctoral fellowship is a significant decision. In addition to a dedicated Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, which provides a comprehensive professional development program, individualized professional development plans will be implemented to ensure your career goals are met. Postdoctoral Fellows are also required to meet regularly with a guidance committee consisting of senior researchers who will assist them with their professional development needs.
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Interested candidates, please contact Dr. Chandler with additional questions: email@example.com (Office) 616-234-0980 (Lab) 616-234-0995