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Post Doctoral Fellow - Craniofacial Transcription
Clemson University

Date Posted Jul. 25, 2022
Title Post Doctoral Fellow - Craniofacial Transcription
University Clemson University
Clemson, SC, United States
Department Biological Sciences
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Biology - Genetics

The Powder lab in the Department of Biological Sciences at Clemson University is seeking a motivated postdoctoral fellow to work on the evolution of transcriptional enhancers in facial development. This project aims to understand the functional and morphological impact of genetic variation in cis-regulation. Supported by an NSF-CAREER grant, this work will utilize ATAC-seq, RNA-seq, in vivo reporter assays, and CRISPR/cas9-mediated embryological manipulations to identify and assess how non-coding variation underlies facial development and evolution using cichlid fishes and zebrafish. Support is for at least two years with potential for renewal beginning immediately, or at a mutually-agreed upon date.

Clemson University is located in the beautiful upstate area of South Carolina, with proximity to mountains, lakes, and larger urban areas. The university hosts excellent facilities to conduct the advertised research. We have access to AALAC-accredited animal facilities, the Clemson Light Imaging Facility, and the Clemson University Genomics and Bioinformatics Facility, all of which offer excellent training to assist planned research. The PI is committed to providing mentorship that facilitates diverse career options going forward.

Applicants should have a PhD in evolution, genetics, development, bioinformatics, or a related field; peer-reviewed publications; and enthusiasm and drive to progress specified research.

Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated experience with enhancer analysis, craniofacial development, and/or zebrafish embryology.

Strong candidates will also be creative and independent thinkers, have effective oral and written communication skills, and possess the ability to collaborate with and mentor a diversity of colleagues including graduate and undergraduate students.

Applicants must submit the following: (1) cover letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a description of relevant research experience and motivation/interest in the current position (1 page maximum), and (4) contact information (including telephone numbers and e-mail addresses) for three professional references.

All application materials must be submitted online at

Review of applications will continue on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Questions regarding the search and position may be sent to Kara Powder (

Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.


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  • Kara Powder
    Biological Sciences
    Clemson University


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