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Postdoctoral Fellow

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Position Details

Title Postdoctoral Fellow
Specific Title
Appointment Type Postdoctoral Fellow
Department IUSM - Cellular & Integrative Physiology
Campus IU School of Medicine Indianapolis
Position Summary

This position will assist the Principal Investigator in conducting genomics and neural epigenetics studies related to Alcohol use disorder (AUD) and Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) models at the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology. The Postdoc researcher will be involved in identifying and validating genomic and epigenetic contribution in alcoholism, and studying molecular mechanism(s) of epigenetic regulation in FASD. This research includes NGS data analysis, gene expression analysis, tissue dissection, and other molecular, cellular biology and biochemistry experiments.
Other general laboratory management duties include: maintain inventory and reagents, assist with the maintenance of regulatory monitoring and paperwork (IACUC, Biosafety, Laboratory Safety), set-up and maintenance of laboratory equipment. Please electronically send a cover letter with one page description of research experience and interests, CV, and provide contact of three references to to Dr. Chiao-Ling Lo at Indiana University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer (male/female/disabled).

Basic Qualifications

Candidate must be highly motivated with a PhD degree in molecular biology, genetics or biochemistry from an accredited institution. Experience on molecular techniques such as DNA/RNA extraction, qRT-PCR, immunocytochemistry required. Familiar with primer design and genomic database: UCSG genome browser, Ensembl. The successful candidate will be expected to work independently on projects, generate and analyze data, collaborate with team members, and write manuscripts.

Department Contact for Questions

Dr. Chiao-Ling Lo at

Additional Qualifications

Experience with DNA methylation analysis, such bisulfite pyrosequencing and data analysis experience on high throughput sequencing is a plus. Background in neurobiology preferred. Ability to learn quickly. Experience in small animal handling and dissection preferred.

Special Instructions
Priority Application Review Deadline
Expected Start Date
OAA # IUSM001832016

Supplemental Questions

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  2. * Are you a dual career partner (your partner or spouse is already being recruited)?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Reference 3
  3. Letter of Reference 1
  4. Letter of Reference 2
Optional Documents