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Job #: F289
Posted Date: February 1, 2017
Closes On: Open Until Filled
Job Title: Research Associate - Regulatory Biology Laboratory, Dr. Katherine Jones
Status: Regular Full Time
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Laboratory/Department: Regulatory Biology Laboratory
Lab research focuses on gene transcription, emphasizing the role of transcription elongation and RNAPII CTD kinases in cancer and human embryonic stem cell differentiation.
Position Description:

A postdoctoral position is available starting Spring/Summer 2017 to study transcription elongation factors, including RNA polymerase II CTD kinases and complexes that regulate chromatin structure during human embyonic stem cell differentiation to cardiomyocytes. This work involves ChIP-seq, GRO-seq and RNA-seq analysis of Wnt and Activin signaling, proteomics and identification of new regulatory factors involved in this process, and how this system is misregulated in heart disease and cancer.


PhD degree in Biological Sciences.


Recent PhD with experience with mammalian cell culture, protein biochemistry,chromatin and gene expression analysis and ChIP experiments would be particularly useful.

Application Instructions:

Application Instructions: Please email Curriculum Vitae, a statement of research interests, and three letters of reference to:

Katherine A. Jones, PhD
Professor Regulatory Biology Laboratory
Salk Institute for Biological Studies
10010 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA 92037