Ness Lab Post Doc Positions

Postdoctoral Training in Molecular Genetics, Transcriptional Regulation, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Genomics, Leukemogenesis and Stem Cell Biology

NIH-funded post-doctoral positions are available immediately for qualified and highly motivated individuals interested in the study of transcriptional regulation in normal and cancer cells, using a combination of biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology and genomics approaches. This work involves many aspects of modern molecular and cellular biology including biochemical methods such as the study of protein-protein interactions and post-translational modifications, genome-wide approaches such as chromatin immunoprecipitation, ChIP on Chip assays and gene expression profiling and translational studies such as high-throughput screening assays and the analysis of clinical samples. This is an outstanding training opportunity for individuals interested in applying biochemical, molecular biology and cell biology techniques to the study of human leukemia. We are especially interested in individuals who wish to combine laboratory and bioinformatics approaches.

Note: Training grant-eligible applicants (U.S citizens or permanent residents) are greatly preferred.

Qualifications:  Ideal applicants will be recent recipients of a PhD in biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics or a related field with a record of peer-reviewed publications.  Excellent speaking and writing skills are essential.  Although these positions are funded, applicants should be willing and able to apply for individual post-doctoral fellowships and will be expected to participate in and contribute to a highly interactive research environment.

Institution:  The University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center is located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. As a result of a major expansion which led to a 10-fold increase in NIH-funded research, UNM HSC hosts an NCI-designated Cancer Center, a Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC), a Spatio-Temporal Modeling Center and an NIH Roadmap-funded high throughput molecular screening center. The Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program has more than 120 PhD students working in laboratories from five divisions. World-class shared facilities include flow cytometry, microscopy, genomics and bioinformatics. Nearby institutions include the UNM main campus including Departments of Biology and Chemistry and School of Engineering and Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute. The nearby Sandia and Los Alamos National Labs fuel many projects related to engineering or requiring massive computing power.

Surroundings:  Albuquerque is in the high desert, between 5,000 and 6,000 ft above sea level and offers an outstanding arid climate with over 300 sunny days per year. It was recently ranked by Kiplinger magazine as #3 amongst 50 smart places to live in the U.S. and offers nearby hiking, mountain biking, skiing, camping, fly fishing and many other outdoor activities.

Interested individuals should send a statement of research interests, and a current C.V. to:

Scott Ness, PhD

Department of Internal Medicine
University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center
MSC08 4630
1 University of New Mexico
2325 Camino de Salud NE, CRF 121
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001 USA
tel: (505) 272-9883
e-mail: sness@salud.unm.edu