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Postdoctoral Researcher - Cancer Biology/RNA Transcriptomics

Nationwide Children's Hospital
Columbus, Ohio, US
Closing date
Jun 28, 2022

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Academic / Research
Informatics / GIS
Genetics, Biology
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Position Summary

An NIH-funded position in the Chandler Lab is open for a talented and motivated Postdoctoral Fellow to lead the project for pre-mRNA splicing regulation, DNA damage response, oncogenesis in pediatric soft tissues, and spinal muscular atrophy. Candidates with a strong background in RNA splicing, DNA damage, cancer biology, animal models, and bioinformatics are encouraged to apply. The Chandler Lab is funded by three R grants, foundation grants, and other funding mechanisms. In addition to carrying out research, there will be ample opportunities for presenting research findings at conferences, supervising students, and career development.

This individual will be advised by Dr. Dawn Chandler, a leader in the field of alternative splicing. Dr. Chandler is passionate about mentoring the next generation of scientists and has supervised six postdoctoral fellows and nine graduate students since 2005, most of whom have gone on to successful research careers, including current academic faculty. Both institutionally and within her laboratory, Dr. Chandler aims to foster and promote a diverse, inclusive, and supportive scientific research environment.

Job Duties:

  • Develops and applies a combination of molecular biology, genomics, cell biology, and biochemical techniques to uncover novel mechanisms by which RNAs are generated, regulated, and function.
  • Designs research projects, perform hands-on experiments and maintains detailed documentation
  • Analyzes data and prepares manuscripts and presentations at local, national, and international conferences.
  • Contributes as needed to the training and mentorship of laboratory personnel, research technicians, and graduate students.


  • Ph.D. or MD/Ph.D. degree and be familiar with basic techniques in molecular biology, cell biology, cancer biology, genetics, genomic profiling, experience in animal work, or a related area of study is required
  • Demonstrated research productivity through publications strongly preferred
  • Understanding the fundamental mechanism of DNA damage is required
  • Knowledge in transcriptome analysis is preferred
  • Familiar with genetic murine models is preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Self-motivated, independent, and creative
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