Epigenetics: Post-doctoral positions

Position available in Chromatin Biology and Epigenetic regulation

Research Area: Epigenetics, Chromatin modifications, DNA methylation

Project title: Study of the epigenetic changes during the maternal to zygotic transition

Description of project:  A postdoctoral position is available to identify the mechanisms that regulate gene expression during the maternal to zygotic transition, with a focuss on epigenetic regulation.

Applicants require a strong background in molecular biology and chromatin biology

Please e-mail CV, summary and relevance of your current research (500 word max), why you are interested in the giraldez lab (200 word max) and names of three references to: giraldezlab@gmail.com
Please include the title “Epigenetics, Postdoctoral Position 2013” in the subject of the e-mail

These are some of the papers recently published by the laboratory relevant to this topic:

  1. 1.Moreno-Mateos MA, Vejnar CE, Beaudoin JD, Fernandez JP, Mis EK, Khokha MK and Giraldez AJ‡. CRISPRscan: designing highly efficient sgRNAs for CRISPR/Cas9 targeting in vivo. Nature Methods. 2015.

  2. 2.Bazzini AA, Johnstone TG, Christiano R, Mackowiak SD, Obermayer B, Fleming ES, Vejnar CE, Lee MT, Rajewsky N, Walther TC, Giraldez AJ. Identification of small ORFs in vertebrates using ribosome footprinting and evolutionary conservation.EMBO J. 2014 May 2;33(9):981-93.

  3. 3.Lee MT*, Bonneau AR*, Takacs CM, Bazzini AA, Divito KR, Fleming ES, Giraldez AJ Nanog, Pou5f1 and SoxB1 activate zygotic gene expression during the maternal-to-zygotic transition. Nature. 2013 Sep 22. 

  4. 4.Bazzini AA, Lee MT, Giraldez AJ‡. Ribosome Profiling Shows That miR-430 Reduces Translation Before Causing mRNA Decay in Zebrafish. Science 13 April 2012: 233-237.

  5. 5.Cifuentes D, Xue H, Taylor DW, Patnode H, Mishima Y, Cheloufi S, Ma E, Mane S, Hannon GJ, Lawson N, Wolfe S, Giraldez AJ‡. A novel miRNA processing pathway independent of Dicer requires Argonaute2. Science. 2010, Jun 25

  6. 6.Giraldez AJ‡, Mishima Y, Rihel J, Grocock R, van Dongen S, Inoue, K, Enright A, and Schier AF‡. Zebrafish miR-430 promotes deadenylation and clearance of maternal mRNAs. Science. 2006 Apr 7

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We are a lab of scientists who are passionate about what we do, with interests and expertise spanning Development, Biochemistry, Genomics, and Computational biology. Our projects are focused on collaborative, integrative science to study the earliest steps of vertebrate development. We are looking for scientists who share our passion for science and would like to work in a friendly, multidisciplinary and multicultural environment.