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Post-doctoral position in chromatin biology & DNA repair – Harvard Medical School, United States (Boston)

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Location: Boston, Massachusetts (USA)

Deadline: June 08, 2016

Description: A post-doctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Brendan Price at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA. The laboratory studies how chromatin organization and epigenetic modifications impact the detection and repair of DNA damage. A key goal is to determine how altered chromatin organization in tumor cells leads to defective DNA repair and altered sensitivity to chemo-therapy and radio-therapy.

Current projects include: (1) understanding how DNA damage rewrites epigenetic codes on the chromatin at damage sites: (2) identifying chromatin remodeling complexes involved in DNA repair: (3) targeting epigenetic modifiers with novel inhibitors to generate new therapeutic approaches for pediatric gliomas: (4) using genome-wide approaches to determine how DNA damage alters chromatin architecture and determining how dysfunctional chromatin organization in cancer cells leads to genome instability and defective DNA repair.

Qualifications: We are looking for motivated post-doctoral fellows with a recent PhD and an interest in either DNA repair, cancer biology, chromatin structure, drug development, epigenetics or other related fields.

Apply: Applications by e-mail to Dr. Brendan Price at: brendan_price@dfci.harvard.edu

Salary: NIH postdoc salary scales + benefits

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