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Postdoc Opportunity: Princeton University
DNA Rearrangements, Recombination, Epigenetics, and Non-coding RNAs

Postdoctoral Research Associate or senior research position in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Princeton University, with focus on DNA Rearrangements, Recombination, Epigenetics, Evolution, and non-coding RNAs in the unicellular eukaryote Oxytricha.

Professor Laura Landweber seeks a postdoctoral research associate to study the mechanism of scrambled gene and genome rearrangements in ciliates, particularly the role of non-coding RNAs or epigenetic factors, using experimental or bioinformatic research tools or both.

Requirements:  PhD in molecular biology or relevant field. Strong experimental or computational training, experience, and publications from the PhD, ability to work independently and creatively, and strong research and written/oral communication skills are necessary.
For more information about the lab, see and recent publications, such as Nature 2008, v451, p153 (   or
Science 2009, v324, p935 (

This is initially a one-year appointment with possibility of renewal based on satisfactory performance.  Funding is currently available for three years.  Apply online at  Search for Requisition # 1000366 and include a letter, CV, statement of research interest, and email addresses of three references. Application review will begin immediately; start date is flexible.

Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and complies with applicable EEO and affirmative action regulations.


   Laura F. Landweber,  Professor
   Ecology & Evolutionary Biology,  Guyot Hall
   Princeton University, Princeton, NJ  08544
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