Our research group aims to identify functional variants within genome-wide association
studies (GWAS) loci in respiratory diseases, primarily asthma and Chronic Obstructive
Pulmonary Disease (COPD). This new research fellow will perform highly dynamic and
innovative research to generate transcriptional regulatory networks in human airway
epithelial cells under various conditions and will apply such data into understanding
molecular mechanism by which genomics loci associated with COPD. He or she will also
closely work with bioinformatics team and genetic scientists collaboratively to identify the
candidate genes and causal variants in various GWAS loci in COPD.
A successful candidate should have prior knowledge in studying gene regulation, histone
modification, chromatin structure, open chromatin and with strong technical skills in
molecular biology, cell biology. This position requires strong motivation to work in a
dynamic and challenging research area. Please submit inquires and applications to Dr.
Anny Xiaobo Zhou, Ph.D. firstname.lastname@example.org.