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Postdoctoral Fellow position in Cardiovascular Functional Genomics

Posted by , on 8 March 2021

Closing Date: 7 May 2021

The Ward Lab ( at the University of Texas Medical Branch is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to lead core projects focused on cardiovascular functional genomics.


The goal of the Ward Lab is to dissect the global role of regulatory elements in directing gene expression in healthy, stressed and disease states in cardiovascular disease-relevant cell types. We use a variety of population and evolutionary genomics approaches and induced pluripotent stem cell-based tools to tackle this problem.


Projects are available in several areas including:

-gene regulatory dynamics during differentiation to cardiovascular cell types

-gene regulatory processes in response to disease-relevant perturbations

-inter-individual variation in response to disease-relevant perturbations


We are looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic individual to join our growing team. Candidates should have received their Ph.D. within the last year in Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Evolutionary Biology, Cancer Biology, Genetics, Systems Biology, Computational Biology, or a related field. They should have excellent communication skills and a good track record of productivity, including a first-author paper.


The University of Texas Medical Branch, located on the island of Galveston, is a member of the University of Texas System, the Texas Medical Center (the largest medical center in the world based in Houston -approximately 50 miles away), and the Gulf Coast Consortia in Quantitative Biomedical Sciences. This environment provides a vibrant research community. There are excellent Core facilities on campus including Next Generation Sequencing, Flow cytometry and Proteomics.


Please apply by sending a cover letter, C.V., and contact information for three references via email to Dr. Michelle Ward (miward {@} utmb {.} edu). Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Informal enquiries are welcome.


UTMB Health strives to provide equal opportunity employment without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. As a VEVRAA Federal Contractor, UTMB Health takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.


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