The Department of Human Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Evolutionary and Developmental Genetics Laboratory of Dr. Terence D. Capellini. The focus of the position will be to study the genetic and developmental basis of human-specific adaptations and disease. While the lab primarily concentrates on skeletal adaptations in humans and primates, an important research focus is to identify causal genetic variants that mediate human phenotypes resulting from more recent selection. The lab uses a variety of experimental and computational tools, such as functional genomics (e.g., ATAC-seq), developmental genetics in the mouse (e.g., CRISPR-Cas9), and in vitro methods on human cells, to explore the consequences of genetics variants on human biology.
The research will take place in the Evolutionary and Developmental Genetics Laboratory directed by Dr. Capellini and located in the Peabody Museum on Harvard University’s Cambridge, Massachusetts campus. A doctoral degree is required for this position. Desired qualifications include research in developmental genetics, functional genomics, evolutionary developmental biology, mouse developmental biology and/or human evolutionary genetics.
Please submit a letter of interest, an updated CV, and the names and email addresses of three references to Terence Capellini at firstname.lastname@example.org. Evaluation will begin at the time this advertisement is posted and will continue until the position is filled.
The lab’s website is: http://projects.iq.harvard.edu/evolutionary_genetics/home
Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, sexual identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.