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Postdoctoral Positions in Single-Molecule Biophysics and Chromatin Epigenetics at the Ohio State University and the Institut de Génétique et de Biologie Moléculaire et Cellulaire

Two cross-disciplinary postdoctoral positions are open in the areas of single-molecule biophysics and chromatin epigenetics. These positions are part of an NIH funding collaborative project between the Poirier Lab at Ohio State University (Columbus, Ohio, USA) and the Tora Lab at the Institut de Génétique et de Biologie Moléculaire et Cellulaire (Strasbourg, France).  A qualified candidate will be involved in developing single molecule microscopy measures of human histone acetylation complexes and chromatin substrates and genome wide analyses of mouse embryonic stem (ES) cells.  The candidates will be co-advised by Dr. Michael Poirier (Physics) and Dr. Laszlo Tora (IGBMC).  Prior experience in the biochemical analysis of histone acetylation complexes, the biophysical analysis of single molecules or genome wide analyses is preferred but not required.  These two positions are an excellent opportunity for a motivated researcher looking to transition between molecular biology and single molecule biophysics. Interested applicants should provide a one-page research statement, a CV (with a complete set of publications) and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to Dr. Poirier by email.

Graduate Students

We welcome highly motivated graduate students. Interested students must apply to and enroll in one of several graduate degree programs before choosing an advisor. Students wishing to join the Poirier lab may do so through several different programs:

Rotation Students

We welcome inquiries from graduate students interested in doing rotations in the Poirier lab. These are typically students from the Ohio State Biochemistry Program and the Biophysics Graduate Program. Projects are available in a wide variety of areas that include both biochemical and  biophysical studies of chromatin structure and function. Interested students should contact Dr. Poirier by e-mail.

Visiting Students

We welcome inquiries from highly motivated foreign students who may wish to visit and carry out a research project in the Poirier lab for a shorter period, e.g., three—twelve months, such as may be required for completion of an undergraduate or Master’s degree at many European universities. Interested students should contact Dr. Poirier by e-mail.

Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate students can carry out independent research projects and honors theses in the Poirier Lab. Typically undergraduate students are pursuing a degree in Physics or Biochemistry. We also sometimes accommodate undergraduate students interested in laboratory work. Students should have a background in the biological or physical sciences and must be willing to commit substantial blocks of time for a period of two years or more, generally including summers. Interested students should contact Dr. Poirier by e-mail.

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