Company:  Confidential

Job Title: Postdoctoral researcher in single-cell and single-molecule (epi)genomics

Job Number: 67527

Location: Chicago, US

Job Description

The lab of  [Please click the Apply button for the link or email]t, situated in the Section of Genetic Medicine at the University of Chicago is looking for postdoctoral scientists with interest in gene regulation, high-throughput genomics, and/or complex diseases (e.g. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases and Heart Diseases).

Work in our lab is motivated by the belief that a quantitative and mechanistic understanding of gene regulation is essential for a better understanding of diseases and ultimately, for the development of novel therapeutics and diagnostics.

In the Pott lab, we: (1) develop multi-modal single-cell and single-molecule genomics technologies, (2) apply single-cell technologies to generate high-resolution cellular atlases of healthy and diseased tissues, (3) use organoid-based cell culture systems to model healthy and diseased states ex vivo, and (4) perform high-throughput functional screens of regulatory features using CRISPR-based genetic perturbations.

We are looking for candidates with a strong background in genomics, molecular biology, or computational biology. Applicants from different fields that would like to change their research direction are encouraged to apply as well.

Postdoctoral scholars will work on a project within the main topics of the lab but will have considerable freedom in the design of their study.

We strive to provide a collegial and inclusive environment that nurtures scientific creativity and rigor. The University of Chicago is home to experts in single cell genomics, transcriptional regulation, and statistical genetics that offer opportunities for collaboration and lively exchange of ideas.

For more information regarding our work and ongoing projects check out this [Please click the Apply button for the link or email].

To apply, please submit a cover letter describing your background and scientific motivation and your CV.



  • PhD or close to graduation
  • The ideal candidate holds a PhD in genomics, molecular biology, or computational biology. Applicants with a strong quantitative background from a different field are encouraged to apply as well.
  • Record of publications demonstrating prior work experience in the field.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Collaborative, with ability to work in diverse teams.
  • Experimental scientists should have demonstrated expertise with standard molecular biology and genomics approaches. Experience with single-cell genomics, organoid culture and/or CRISPR screens is a plus.
  • Computational applicants should have demonstrated expertise in quantitative analysis and with programming in R/Python or similar language.

Application Deadline: 2024-04-06


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