The Chuong lab is looking for scientists at all levels with interests in gene regulation and evolutionary genomics to help launch the lab in Summer 2018. Our lab is broadly interested in understanding the molecular and evolutionary forces that shape mammalian gene regulatory networks. We are especially interested in understanding an emerging role for transposable elements, including endogenous retroviruses, in regulating critical pathways in health and disease. We seamlessly integrate ‘wet’ and ‘dry’ approaches, conducting large-scale computational analyses of genomic datasets (e.g. from ENCODE/Roadmap, TCGA) and functional experiments in mammalian cells to better understand how gene regulation evolves.
The Chuong lab is located in the BioFrontiers Institute associated with the Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology at the University of Colorado Boulder. Boulder, CO is an extremely scenic and livable town filled with scientists and engineers, as well as unparalleled outdoor recreational opportunities. The anticipated earliest start date will be June 2018.
Lab manager and technician: We are looking for 1-2 scientists to get our wet lab up and running. In addition to standard molecular biology techniques (cloning, Westerns, etc.), this position will involve cell culture, CRISPR engineering, and production of high-throughput sequencing libraries (e.g. ChIP-Seq, RNA-Seq). At least 2 years of molecular biology/biochemistry lab experience required.
Graduate students: Our lab has great training opportunities for both computational and/or experimental biologists. Interested PhD students should apply through the BioFrontiers IQ biology program and/or the Department of Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology.
Postdocs: We are looking to recruit talented postdocs interested in developing their own research program or taking the lead on ambitious projects related to genome regulation in immunity and cancer. Opportunities exist for pure experimental/computational positions or a mix of both.
For inquiries for positions at all levels (undergrad, technician, lab manager, postdoc, grad student) please e-mail Ed with a short paragraph describing your interest in joining the lab, a C.V., and contact information for 2-3 references.