Experimental Cardiology Unit
Department of Medicine, University of Lausanne Medical School
Long non-coding RNAs in cardiac differentiation
A position is available for a project focusing on the molecular mechanisms of cardiac differentiation. We are using integrated approaches (RNA-Seq, ChIP-Seq) to identify long non-coding RNAs that could play a role in cardiac specification, differentiation and regeneration. Our research takes advantage of different cellular models that recapitulate cardiac lineage specification and differentiation events (embryonic and cardiac stem cells), pathophysiological models in genetically engineered mice, and state-of-the-art molecular (RNA and ChIP-sequencing) and cellular biology techniques.
We are seeking a highly motivated individual with a Master degree in molecular and cellular biology, and a strong interest in the molecular basis of cardiac differentiation. Previous experience in relevant techniques would be an advantage (Chromatin immunoprecipitation assays, embryonic stem cells) but is not required to apply. Good communication and interpersonal skills, and ability to work independently are expected.
A salary is available for three years.
Candidates are encouraged to send a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, and names and E-mail addresses of three referees to: Dr Thierry Pedrazzini by E-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Samir Ounzain by E-mail at: email@example.com
Lausanne, June 2012