We are actively recruiting post-doctoral researchers to study mechanisms of chromosome duplication. Our current focus is on the final stages of replication ('termination'), which are relatively unexplored. To this end, we will exploit a novel biochemical system, derived from frog egg extracts, which was recently used to elucidate the first biochemical model of termination (Dewar et al, 2016, Nature). In addition, the lab's research interests include topoisomerase function and regulation, and mechanisms of chromatin duplication.
Qualifications: a Ph.D in biochemistry, molecular biology, biophysics, or any related discipline is required, along with one published or forthcoming first author publication.
Application guidelines: please email your CV, a cover letter describing your previous research and explaining your interest in the lab, and names of at least 2 referees, to James.Dewar@vanderbilt.edu