Postdoc Position Available – mechanisms of RNA mediated epigenetic gene regulation

A Post Doctoral Fellow position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Kavitha Sarma.

The lab investigates mechanisms of RNA mediated epigenetic gene regulation by employing a combination of biochemistry, cell and molecular biological methods, and genome wide approaches. Candidates with research interests in chromatin biology, epigenetics, and non-coding RNAs are encouraged to apply. A strong background in protein biochemistry and mammalian cell culture experience is required.  Experience in RNA-Seq and ChIP-Seq technologies is preferred.

Candidates should have a PhD (or equivalent) degree or should be close to obtaining their doctoral degree. Interested individuals should apply by submitting:

  • A CV including a list of publications and manuscripts in preparation.
  • One-page cover letter detailing the reason for their scientific interest in the lab, outline potential post doctoral research projects, and career goals.
  • names and contact information for at least 3 references to

The Wistar Institute is an independent biomedical research institute founded in 1892 and is world renowned for its research in cancers and vaccine development. It is located in the University City area of Philadelphia, in the heart of the University of Pennsylvania Campus. Both the Wistar Institute and the University of Pennsylvania provide resources to conduct cutting edge collaborative research, outstanding intellectual environments and state-of-the-art facilities.

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We offer an excellent benefits package.

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