Post Doc Fellow - Stem Cells Gene Therapy/Gene editing for inherited disorders

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Lab/Research Program Website
https://medschool.Friedreich’s ataxiaucsd.edu/som/pediatrics/research/labs/cherqui/Pages/default.aspx

About the Position
Title of the Position
Postdoctoral fellow

Job Description
Post Doc Fellow - Stem Cells Gene Therapy/Gene editing for inherited disorders

Location
University of California, San Diego
Department of Pediatrics

Principal Investigator
Stephanie Cherqui, PhD

Disciplinary Specialty of Research
Gene therapy, Gene editing, Stem Cells, Neuroscience

Description of the Position
Available immediately for highly motivated Ph.Ds, the position focuses on the use of hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) and gene therapy for the treatment of inherited approaches for multi-systemic degenerative disorders, and in particular neuromuscular diseases. Gene therapy technologies employed in the project include lentivirus vectors and CRISPR/Cas9-mediated gene editing. The candidate will also use human and mouse HSCs in in vitro assays and murine models of genetic disorders. The project also includes the investigation of the mechanism involved in the rescue of degenerative neuromuscular tissues by HSC-derived cells. Successful Candidates will be part of a stimulating and collaborative scientific environment with cutting-edge instrumentation and facilities.

Qualifications Required and Preferred Academic Background
The candidate should be highly self-motivated, with strong communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently, has a PhD, with a strong background in stem cell biology, gene therapy and CRISPR/Cas9-mediated gene editing and neuroscience. Experience with mice is required.
If you are interested, please submit your C.V. to Stephanie Cherqui scherqui@ucsd.edu.

Salary/Stipend
Salary is commensurate with experience.

Appointment Length/Period
Two years, with possibility for extension.