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Post Doctoral Associate
Job Number: 2021-36600
Category: Post Doc
Location: Worcester, MA
Shift: Day
Exempt/Non-Exempt: Exempt
Business Unit: UMass Med School
Department: School - Molecular Medicine - W400900
Job Type: Full-Time
Salary Grade: 86
Union Code: Non Union Position-W63-Residents/Post Docs
Num. Openings: 1
Post Date: May 20, 2021

The University of Massachusetts Medical School

  • Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Postdoctoral Associate, Dr. Shinya Watanabe’s Lab, UMass Medical School,

We invite outstanding candidates to apply for a post-doctoral position to investigate the molecular mechanism of chromatin remodeling by ATP-dependent chromatin remodeling enzymes using various biochemical and biophysical techniques. We are interested in the structure and function of ATP-dependent chromatin remodeling enzymes, especially the SWR1/INO80 subfamily of remodeling enzymes, and their roles in the deposition of histone variants in mammalian cells. In particular, but not limited, cryo-EM experts are encouraged to apply. Please note that our lab is currently located in a part of Dr. Craig Peterson’s lab.

Qualifications: Education, experience and skills required for consideration:

  • Ph.D. in biochemistry, molecular biology, or related disciplines
  • Strong work ethic, highly motivated to apply skills towards solving biological problems
  • Excellent analytical skills and independent judgement
  • Highly collegial and works well as a team member
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; ability to communicate with precision and tact
  • Meticulous record keeping, proficiency with databases

To Apply:

Applicants should submit the following materials by email to Dr. Shinya Watanabe at shinya.watanabe@umassmed.edu: a letter describing current research activities and your interest in this position, a CV (including a complete list of publications), and contact information for three references, one of which should be your Ph.D. advisor.

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