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Postdoc in Developmental and Evolutionary Genetics – UPenn Medical School, USA

Posted by , on 14 June 2016

Closing Date: 15 March 2021

Kamberov Laboratory, Department of Genetics in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, USA.


We are seeking creative and exceptionally motivated candidates to fill a post-doctoral position in the field of evolutionary and developmental genetics.

Research in our lab is directed at uncovering the genetic basis of human adaptive traits, with a core focus on the evolution of skin appendages, namely sweat glands and hair follicles. Taking a highly interdisciplinary approach that combines mouse and human genetics with developmental biology and genomics, our research is making strides at not only enhancing our understanding of human evolution but also applying that knowledge to the improvement of human health. Projects include: dissection of molecular pathways and epigenetic regulation of skin appendage development and regeneration; discovery and modeling of human adaptive variants using transgenic mice; high throughput screening for genetic elements controlling the development and uniqueness of human skin appendages.

The position provides an exciting opportunity to work at the interface of basic and translational research in a collaborative and stimulating environment, and gain experience in a diverse set of technical approaches at the cutting edge of evolutionary and developmental biology.

A doctorate in biology or related field is required. Applicants with a strong background in developmental biology, genetics, genomics or molecular biology are encouraged to apply.  Prior experience with mouse genetics and husbandry is preferred.

Interested candidates should provide:  1) your CV 2) A brief letter detailing your interest in the lab and relevant past research experience 3) The contact information for three references who can comment on your research. Application materials and any questions regarding the position should be sent to Yana Kamberov:

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