AVAILABLE POSTDOC POSITIONS
The Pennington Biomedical Research Center, a research facility of the Louisiana State University System, has a Postdoctoral position available in developmental biology laboratory to investigate epigenetic factors that contribute to the risk for neural tube defects and to identify new genes that play a role in neural tube defects (spina bifida). Both projects employ (epi-)genome editing (CRISPR/TALEN) in mouse models, with a focus on gene function and the influence of maternal metabolism during gastrulation and neurulation. The laboratory is well-funded by the National Institutes of Health, but candidates are also expected to apply for fellowships. The laboratory is located at Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the largest free-standing institute in the US dedicated to nutrition and metabolism research. PBRC is an independent campus of the Louisiana State University System and offers a highly interactive internationally oriented academic atmosphere, complemented by excellent core facilities for transgenics, genomics, bioinformatics and imaging. Review of applications will begin immediately, and start date is flexible. The appointment is renewable yearly, contingent upon satisfactory progress. Please submit your curriculum vitae, including information on education, training and publications, with contacts for three references on your behalf. For more detailed information contact: Dr. rer. nat. Claudia Kappen, Professor, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, 6400 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70808 via e-mail to Ã¢â‚¬Å“firstname.lastname@example.orgÃ¢â‚¬Â.
PhD degree (or equivalent) in an appropriate biomedical discipline, knowledge in genetics, cell and developmental biology, and experience with molecular biology methods.
Kappen, Claudia T.
LSU/PBRC IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER