Postdoctoral Position

University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC), United States

Santa Cruz, CA, United States

The Sharma laboratory has an exciting opportunity for a Ph.D. level postdoctoral scientist. The overall goal of the lab is to elucidate the role of noncoding-RNAs in the intergenerational epigenetic inheritance of paternal environmental effects. We use a unique and powerful combination of molecular, genetic, reproductive, and genomic approaches. Being at the home of the UCSC Genome Browser and the UCSC RNA Center, the laboratory has access to cutting edge high-throughput sequencing technology and expertise in genomics and RNA biology. More information about UCSC and the Sharma laboratory can be found here.  

Applicants with prior experience or interest in RNA biology, epigenetics and chromatin, and developmental biology, are strongly encouraged to apply. The postdoctoral candidate will have an opportunity to learn a multitude of techniques ranging from small RNA sequencing, single embryo mRNA sequencing, and gene editing by CRISPR-Cas9 to reproductive biology methods such as ICSI and IVF. In addition, they will be encouraged to develop new cutting-edge tools as the project evolves. A successful candidate will have a strong background in molecular biology and a solid understanding of mouse development. An experience in bioinformatic analysis of high-throughput data is desired but not required. Other qualifications include a Ph.D. and/or M.D. in the relevant field and a strong track record of peer-reviewed publications (or currently under review/BioRxiv). Qualified candidates with interest in this training opportunity should send a curriculum vitae, a cover letter detailing research interests and career goals, and contact information of three references to Upasna Sharma (


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Postdoctoral Position