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Post Doc at MBL – Genetic and Epigenetic Mechanisms of Transgenerational Inheritance

Posted by , on 30 July 2020

Closing Date: 15 March 2021

A postdoctoral research position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Kristin Gribble at the Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA. The interests of the lab include the mechanisms and evolution of the biology of aging, and maternal and transgenerational effects on offspring health. We use rotifers as a model system for our work. For more information about our lab’s work and a list of publications, see


Qualified applicants will have the opportunity to study the genetic and epigenetic mechanisms of aging in a novel experimental model system, focusing on how maternal effects influence offspring health and lifespan. This NSF-CAREER funded research program will use experimental, genetic, biochemical, and bioinformatic approaches to elucidate the mechanisms of transgenerational epigenetic inheritance.


Applicants should posses a Ph.D. in molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry, genetics, bioinformatics, or a related field.  The ideal candidate will have a record of scientific rigor, productivity, and creativity; the ability to work independently and as part of a team; and a strong publication record.  Excellent oral and written communication skills are required.  Highly motivated individuals with experience in other model systems and a background in biochemistry, cell/molecular biology, epigenetics, and/or bioinformatics are encouraged to apply. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.


Applicants must apply for this position via the Marine Biological Laboratory careers website. Please submit: a cover letter with a brief description of your research experience and how your expertise will contribute to research on the mechanisms of parental effects and transgenerational inheritance; a CV including a list of publications, and contact information for three references.

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