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Postdoctoral Researcher in Molecular Genetics

Tulane University 4
New Orleans, LA
Closing date
Aug 12, 2022

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Science, Life Sciences, Genetics
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Tulane Center for Aging Genomics Core is seeking a postdoc with a strong background in molecular genetics and molecular biology. The postdoc will be responsible for client-based projects involving Sanger sequencing, Illumina next-generation sequencing, quantitative PCR, scRNAseq, and spatial multi-omics. Tasks include troubleshooting and documentation of omics-based assays. Specifically, pre-planning of projects, DNA/RNA isolation, quality control, and documentation of the results to aid in publication. The postdoc will provide appropriate sample setup and preparation support and execution for investigators who are seeking answers to biologically important questions and will integrate with the Tulane Center for Aging Bioinformatics and Molecular Imaging Cores to provide a seamless pipeline for sequencing and bioinformatic analysis. The postdoc will also assess new technology in these areas as it develops, track reagent needs for the core, and suggest and make protocol improvements.The postdoc will also participate in academic research. The lab is focused on understanding the influence of aging on a wide range of phenotypes, as well as quantification of biological aging itself.


A qualified, successful candidate should be self-motivated and detail oriented with a strong background in molecular genetics, molecular biology and have clear oral and written communication skills. Preferred applicants would be willing to work with and guide students, generate publications, contribute to grants, and work in a team to help with the day-to-day operations of the lab. Preferred qualifications include prior publications and experience in functional genomics.MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:Doctoral degree.

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Please Note: Tulane University has officially adopted a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy. All employees and visiting faculty must be fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccination or obtain approval for a medical or religious exemption prior to beginning employment.Tulane University is located in New Orleans - a city with tremendous history of diverse cultures, community, and languages. Tulane is actively building a campus culture grounded in our values of EDI and anti-racism. We seek and welcome candidate applications from historically underrepresented groups, such as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color), women, LGBTQ+, and those living with disabilities as well as veterans.Tulane University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution committed to excellence through diversity. Tulane University will not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, marital status, military or veteran status, or any other status or classification protected by federal, state, or local law. All eligible candidates are encouraged to apply.
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