Postdoc Position Available – Investigating the role of lncRNAs in autoimmune diseases

lncRNAUniversity Medical Center Groningen

Department:          Genetics
Work location:       Groningen
Apply no later than:02 February 2014

Working environment

The Department of Genetics at the University Medical Center Groningen, the Netherlands, is an ambitious, dynamic, and international environment, with state-of-the-art facilities. The research section is located in the European Research Institute for the Biology of Aging (ERIBA) together with other departments that all share a common interest in applying systems biological approaches to the study of the genetic factors involved in human disease and aging, in human cells and in model organisms. The Department of Genetics collaborates widely with other groups in Groningen and at a national and international level.
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Job description

Prof. Cisca Wijmenga has discovered auto-immune disease-associated SNPs that affect expression of protein-encoding and long non-coding RNA genes. You will investigate the biological processes in which these SNPs are involved using state-of-the-art functional genomics approaches (e.g. groSeq, ChIPseq, 3Cseq, shRNA technology, iPS cells, genome editing technology (e.g. CRISPR/CAS system)). You will be part of a team of three PhD students and two postdocs with backgrounds in statistical genetics, molecular biology, bioinformatics, and immunology. You are aiming to start up your own research line.

What do we need

  • A team player with the drive to be competitive at the international level.
  • Fluency in English (oral and written).
  • Hands-on experience with these applications is a pre.

The UMCG has a preventive Hepatitis B policy. You may be required to build up sufficient protection against Hepatitis B before you can be appointed. Vaccination is provided by the UMCG if necessary.

What do we offer

A Postdoc-position for four years according to conditions of employment that comply with the Collective Labour Agreement for Medical Centers (CAO-UMC).

More information

For more information about this vacancy you may contact:
Dr. Sebo Withoff, Assistant Professor, PhD, (please do not use for applications)

Applying for a job

Please use the the digital application form at the bottom of this page – only these will be processed.
You can apply until 2 February 2014.
Immediately after sending the digital application form you will receive an email- confirmation with further information.

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