Position: Postdoctoral or Postgraduate associate in Genetics at Yale
Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
PI: Monkol Lek
Assistant Professor of Genetics at Yale University School of Medicine
Received post-doctoral training in Boston at Harvard Medical School, Broad Institute and Massachusetts General Hospital.
Strong commitment to mentoring and career development of junior scientists.
Yale Genetics mentorship award 2021.
CZI Science and Diversity Leadership Award 2022.
About the job
The Lek lab is located in the Department of Genetics at Yale University. Our lab studies all aspects associated with rare disease genetics:
(1) Novel gene discovery in large cohorts
(2) Methods development in the analysis of genomic data
(3) Studying genetic disease mechanisms
(4) Design and translation of genetic therapies. We are a young and growing lab seeking candidates that are self-motivated, independent, fast learning with a team first attitude.
You will be responsible for leading projects involving gene editing in muscle disease genes in patient cells and relevant mouse models. This will include designing genetic correction and delivery strategies, involving a range of cell, molecular biology and muscle tissue histology approaches. You will be required to communicate results to collaborators and manage correspondence. Lastly, mentorship of junior scientists and contribution to team projects is expected.
Ph.D. in Genetics, muscle biology or related discipline.
Extensive experience in molecular biology and cell culture techniques is essential.
Animal handling experience is high desired.
Bachelors degree in genetics, molecular biology or similar discipline.
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