The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Illinois at Chicago is seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral Research Associate to work in the Gavin lab. (https://www.psych.uic.edu/research/lab-directory/the-gavin-lab). The laboratory focuses on understanding how epigenetic dysfunction alters neurodevelopmental gene expression and neuronal architecture. The candidate will have the opportunity to integrate molecular, biochemical, genetic and anatomical approaches in ongoing multidisciplinary projects to study molecular mechanisms underlying addiction and schizophrenia using cellular and rodent models.
If you are interested in this position please apply with your CV, cover letter and contact information for two references to Dr. David Gavin (firstname.lastname@example.org).
· PhD or MD/PhD in biomedical research such as genetics and genomics, molecular and cell biology, neuroscience or pharmacology
· Excellent writing and interpersonal skills
· Preference is given to candidates who have experience in either genomic data analysis and programming (Python, R), or whole-genome sequencing
The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
Internal Number: 1234
About The University of Illinois at Chicago
The University of Illinois at Chicago is a public university located on the west side of the city of Chicago.
The Department of Psychiatry is dedicated to outstanding research, education and service focused on major psychiatric disorders and mental well being. We strive to further new, readily useful knowledge in neuroscience, prevention, and social and clinical areas that will benefit people with mental illnesses, their families and communities. We are committed to UIC's urban mission to provide service, education and research that enhances lives. We deliver the highest quality mental health services with sensitivity and respect to the patient and her/his family. We are dedicated to mental health research to ameliorate illness until cure is found and ultimately to prevent illness and disorder. We are dedicated to instilling in our students and trainees cutting-edge knowledge and skills, respect for patients, and the values of a health professional in a just and humane society.