Research Opportunity at UNLV: Undergraduates, Graduates, Post-Doctoral Fellows and Research Faculty

May. 9, 2018

The Genomic and Precision Medicine Laboratory at UNLV is looking for highly motivated people to solve biological problems. Please check out this research opportunity for Graduate & Professional students, Post-Doctoral Fellows, and Research Faculty. 

For Undergraduate and Graduate Students: 

Please read one of our papers, write a 1-2 page summary, and conclude with a paragraph on relevant experiments to continue the study.

We expect all undergraduates to volunteer 15-20 hours of their time a week. After a 2-3 month rotation, we will help you find another laboratory or transition you to an 
$11/hour salary. All graduate students will be paid a competitive stipend $28,831/year, consistent with NIH.  

For Post-Doctoral Fellows and Research Faculty: 

Please write a 1-2 page hypothesis-driven proposal on a question that addresses how genotypes can give rise to phenotypes (and/or vice versa) and what Aims you would conduct to arrive at a novel conclusion.  While we have an interest in questions related to human disorders, there is no requirement to address this facet of biology. Some examples might be:
1)    Developing biomaterials to unmask growth conditions in the woolly mammoth
2)    Applying bioinformatic tools to refine disease risk scores from genealogy data
3)    Examining cellular mechanisms leading to the evolution of E.coli 0157:H7
4)    Sequencing new species to inform development
5)    Relevance of neuroepithelial cysts and BMP signaling in development and disease
6)    Prospective identification of superior athletes through biomechanics, machine learning, & NGS
*    This is not an exhaustive list.

Postdoctoral Fellows will be paid a competitive stipend, $47,484/year that is consistent with NIH.   
Expectations of trainees will also be competitive and consistent with NIH. Applications for training fellowships will be necessary. Please address all questions to Dr. Edwin Oh.