Dr. Laufey Amundadottir is looking for a postdoctoral fellow with a strong background in molecular biology, genomics and genetics. Candidates interested in functional and translational laboratory work to enhance our understanding of the functional underpinnings of risk variants identified by genome-wide association studies (GWAS) in cancer are encouraged to apply. Our laboratory uses high-throughput genome-wide approaches as well as targeted approaches in small genomic regions surrounding the most significant risk variants to understand the role common germline variants play in cancer risk. A successful candidate will work on projects that involve various molecular and cellular biology approaches such as the analysis of gene expression, splicing and regulation thereof, protein function, protein-protein interaction, genomics and genetics as well as whole genome sequencing approaches (RNA-seq, ChIP-seq and Whole Genome Sequencing). The major focus of our group is to investigate molecular phenotypes of association findings and provide an understanding of the genetic and biological basis of common germline risk variants for pancreatic cancer. For more details on the opportunity, please contact Dr. Amundadottir.
A doctoral degree in molecular or cellular biology, genetics or a related field is required. A strong background in genomics and the analysis of regulation of gene expression as well as bioinformatical/statistical methods to analyze complex data sets is a major advantage.
See the Division Fellowship Information page for an overview, qualifications, and application details.