Postdoctoral Fellow
Description

 A little about us:

The Lieber Institute for Brain Development (LIBD) was established in 2010 to plot a new course in biomedical research that would change the lives of individuals affected with developmental brain disorders. We are one of the only research institutions in the world focused specifically on understanding how genes and the environment influence the way our brains develop that lead to conditions such as schizophrenia, autism, bipolar disorder and related developmental brain disorders. Through our cutting-edge research, answers are emerging and being translated into a robust pipeline of new drugs in development. And, by focusing on genes and their dynamic interplay with the environment, we are getting even closer to the “holy grail” in medical research, the discovery of strategies for primary prevention.


We are a group of dedicated, multidisciplinary and optimistic researchers, working at the cutting edge of science, utilizing state-of-the-art tools to unlock the mystery of the brain and transform the way we approach the development of new treatments, and ultimately cures. LIBD is an independent 501(c)(3) medical research institute located in the Bioscience Park on the campus of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Hospital in Baltimore, MD.


Job Summary: 

The Hwang lab in the Lieber Institute for Brain Development has multiple openings for postdoctoral fellows. The Hwang lab studies RNA-mediated epigenetic/gene regulation using computational and experimental genomics approaches. 


Our current focus is on:

· RNA-mediated mechanism of genome-wide localization of chromatin modifiers or transcription factors.

· Understanding of RNA modularity in RNA-protein interaction.

· The development of high-throughput assays and computational methods to study RNA-protein interactions in the human brain development. But we also welcome creative ideas on RNA biology and epigenetics.

 

EEOC Statement: At the Lieber Institute, we are committed to a work environment of mutual respect where employment decisions are based on merit. As an equal opportunity employer, the Lieber Institute does not discriminate in employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, marital status, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability (physical or mental), genetic information, military service, or other non-merit based factors protected by state or federal law or local ordinance, with regard to any position or employment for which the applicant or employee is qualified. 


Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

· Education: Ph.D. in  biology, computational biology, biomedical engineering, or a related field 

· Expertise in any of the following areas is highly valued/preferred:

     o  Genomics/genetics

     o  Molecular biology/biochemistry

     o  Stem cell/cell biology

     o  Bioinformatics/computational biology


Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

· Experience with epigenetic gene regulation, bioinformatics, genomics, neural development, brain disorders, RNA biology is desired

· Excellent interpersonal skills

· Excellent organizational and analytical skills required

· Ability to work in a professional manner as both a self-starter and a team member

· Excellent written and oral communication skills

· Strong enthusiasm for science


Physical Requirements:

- Remaining in a seated or standing  position for extended periods of time;

- Reaching and grasping to manipulate objects with fingers;

- Mobility, including the ability to maneuver around a laboratory setting including the ability to move materials weighing up to 25 pounds;

- Communication skills using the spoken and written word; 

- Having the ability to receive detailed information through oral communication;

- All other physical demands in a standard laboratory environment.


** If accommodations are needed due to pregnancy or a disability, please contact jobs@libd.org