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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Transcriptomics


University, MS, US, 38677

Department:  Biology (10000832)
Employee Designation:  Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)

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Postdoctoral Research Associate Position in Transcriptomics.


We seek a highly motivated Postdoctoral Research Associate with a strong background in transcriptomics to work in collaboration with Christopher Leary, Lainy Day, and Susan Balenger in the Department of Biology ( at the University of Mississippi. The successful candidate will assist with NSF funded research aimed at understanding how changes in gene dosage associated with polyploidization in the gray treefrog complex impact neuroendocrine regulation.


The candidate must have extensive experience with handling and preparing tissue samples for RNAseq and assembling and interpreting transcriptomic data. Experience with both long and short read sequencing is a plus. The successful candidate is expected to be directly involved in field data collection from populations of frogs across the eastern United States and broader impacts initiatives aimed at training high school, undergraduate, and graduate students. Previous experience in endocrinology or neurobiology, radioimmunoassay procedures, immunocytochemistry, or brain sectioning is highly desirable but not required – these facets of the research can be learned in the sponsoring labs. The candidate will be expected to present at scientific conferences and assist in preparing manuscripts for publication in high-quality peer-reviewed journals.


Required Qualifications: Ph.D. focusing on transcriptomics with expertise in bioinformatics and RNAseq data. This position is for a term of up to four years with a competitive 12 month salary and a full benefits package. Applicants should submit (1) a cover letter/statement of interest, (2) CV, (3) two recent publications demonstrating the required background and expertise and (4) contact information for three references. Application materials should be submitted to: Please send inquiries to Christopher Leary ( Proposed Start Date: August 2022 or as early as possible. 

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