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Job Summary

Scott Barolo’s lab ( studies transcriptional enhancers (also known as cis-regulatory elements) in animal development and evolution. We are currently most interested in enhancers bound by Gli transcription factors and regulated by the Hedgehog signaling pathway. Our model system is Drosophila, but we collaborate with a mouse lab under a joint NIH grant.


This full-time position requires expertise in molecular biology and microscopy techniques. Some bioinformatics experience is highly desirable but not necessary. No experience with Drosophila is needed; we will train in fly husbandry and genetics as needed.

Required Qualifications*

Applicants should have a PhD in a biology-related field and at least one first-author publication. In addition, applicants must have strong communication skills, must be able to organize and execute a research project, and must be willing and able to train and mentor others.

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Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

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The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.