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Postdoctoral position in chromatin regulation and epigenetic control of Drosophila development

Posted by , on 19 February 2015

Closing Date: 15 March 2021

Stockholm University, Sweden, invites applications for one postdoctoral position in the laboratory of Professor Mattias Mannervik at the Department of Molecular Biosciences, The Wenner-Gren Institute ( The position is scheduled to start as soon as possible.

Transcriptional coregulators are proteins that facilitate communication between transcription factors and the basal transcription apparatus, in part by affecting chromatin through post-translational modification of histones. As such, they contribute to generation of cell-type specific gene regulatory networks and epigenetic control of animal development (see Mannervik et al. Science, 284, 606-609). This laboratory is using molecular, genetic, and transgenic approaches in Drosophila melanogaster to elucidate the molecular mechanisms of transcription and chromatin regulator function during development. The project will involve genome-wide analysis by ChIP-seq technology and CRISPR/Cas9-mediated genome engineering.

The position is available immediately and requires a recent Ph.D. as well as extensive experience in molecular biology techniques. The successful applicant should have a high-quality publication record, and motivation to study underlying mechanisms of gene regulation in development. The position will be funded with a fellowship, and includes health insurance.

Stockholm University is one of the largest and most prominent universities in Sweden, located in the nation’s capital city, beautifully surrounded by the first national city park in the world. For further information, see and

Applications marked with reference number SU FV-0499-15 should be submitted electronically as a single PDF file to and to The application deadline is March 8, 2015

Applications should comprise the following:

1) a personal statement describing research interests (1-2 paragraphs), research experience (1–2 paragraphs) and career goals (1-2 paragraphs)

2) curriculum vitae

3) bibliography

4) names, e-mail adresses, and phone numbers of three references


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