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Position Title: Postdoctoral Fellow
Contact Name: Shalini Oberdoerffer
Contact Phone: 301-846-7104
Contact Fax: 301-846-7017
Contact E-mail:
Branch/Laboratory/Program: Laboratory of Receptor Biology and Gene Expression
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Number of Positions Available: 2

Research Area Key Words:

Epigenetic regulation pre-mRNA splicing
CV Required? Yes
Number References Required: 3
Publications List Required? Yes
Position Description: A post-doctoral position is available in the RNA Processing in Cellular Development Section, to study the relationship between chromatin structure and alternative pre-mRNA splicing. The broad goal of the laboratory is to examine whether distinct chromatin signatures or DNA methylation impact splice site choice through modulation of RNA polymerase II elongation and/or splicing factor recruitment. These and related questions will be examined in primary lymphocyte cultures, both genome-wide and within the model system of developmentally-regulated CD45 alternative splicing.
Experience Required: Applicants must be strongly motivated, possess a Ph.D. or equivalent and have no more than three years of post-doctoral experience. Individuals with a background in RNA biochemistry, chromatin biology and in vitro differentiation of lymphocytes are especially encouraged to apply. Candidates with experience in bioinformatic analysis of ChIP-seq and RNA-seq data will also be considered.
Additional Information: Interested individuals should send a statement of research interests, curriculum vitae including bibliography, and contact information for three references by email to:

Dr. Shalini Oberdoerffer
RNA Processing in Cellular Development
Laboratory of Receptor Biology and Gene Regulation, CCR, NCI
Bethesda, MD
Location: NCI-Bethesda
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