National Heart Lung and Blood Institute
March 7, 2022
Bethesda, Maryland
Job Type
Contact Person/Department
Susan T. Harbison


Position Description: The Laboratory of Systems Genetics was established under the Earl Stadtman Investigator program. This program was designed to facilitate high-risk, high-impact research. The research of the group and its members is supported by the collaborative and interdisciplinary NIH intramural program and state-of-the-art microscopy, high-performance computing, high-throughput sequencing, proteomics, bioinformatics, and other core facilities.

The laboratory uses systems genetics approaches to study genetic variation in sleep in natural populations of Drosophila. The lab is currently pursuing several projects designed to identify gene networks for sleep and understand their response to environmental changes. CRISPR strategies are being employed to validate the role of candidate polymorphisms in sleep and to perturb sleep networks.

Interested candidates must have received a Ph.D. within the past five years in genetics, molecular genetics, or a related discipline and be highly motivated to participate in and design innovative research projects.  An established ability to conduct research in genetics is required, with a strong background in molecular biology and molecular genetics, including sequencing techniques. Excellent communication skills and fluency in both written and spoken English are essential. Knowledge of CRISPR techniques in flies is desired.  The candidate will be supported with an excellent intramural NIH fellowship in a stimulating and interactive research environment at NIH.

Please email a cover letter indicating research interests, preferred start date and research area, CV, summary of research accomplishments, and names and contact information for at least three references to:

Dr. Susan T. Harbison


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Employer Name: Dr. Susan T. Harbison, Senior Investigator, Laboratory of Systems Genetics, Systems Biology Center, Division of Intramural Research, National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute

Position Location: Bethesda, MD

Application Deadline Date:  This post will be available until filled.

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