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Establish an Independent Research Group, as an Externally Funded Research Fellow

We invite Expressions of Interest from early and mid career researchers who wish to be sponsored for establishing an independent research group, as an externally funded research fellow. Successful candidates will have an outstanding track record in an area that is complementary to the Department’s research interests and fits within its five broad research themes: Cell Biology, Development and Genetics; Chromosomal and RNA Biology; Infection and Disease Processes; Microbiology and Systems Biology; Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics.
We offer a dynamic and multidisciplinary research environment with state-of-the-art facilities and access to excellent infrastructure and expertise in the wider Oxford area. Fellows benefit from a comprehensive mentoring programme and career support, and have the opportunity to recruit outstanding undergraduates and postgraduates.
Shortlisted candidates will present a seminar, attend an interview, and meet members of the department with common scientific interests. Successful candidates will be provided with support from the Departmental Research Facilitator and appropriate group leaders to assist them in their fellowship application.

The Department of Biochemistry is committed to equality and valuing diversity. Applications are particularly welcome from women and ethnic minorities.

Expression of Interest should include:
• Brief CV, including a list of your publications
• Outline of your intended research programme (up to two pages)
• Details of how your research fits within the research themes of the Department and why you would like to work in the Department
• Proposed scheme for which you are eligible
• Brief outline of the budgets required for your proposed programme
• Brief description of any unusual requirements for laboratory space and facilities
• Confidential supporting statements from at least two referees who know your research well, to be sent separately
For full guidelines please visit
www.bioch.ox.ac.uk/recruitfellows/guidelines.pdf
Closing deadline: 7th October 2016
Shortlisting decision: 21st October 2016
Interview dates: 22nd – 23rd November 2016
Informal enquiries to recruitfellows@nullbioch.ox.ac.uk

Postdoctoral Researcher Position Available Immediately in the Laboratory of Dr. Mingyi Xie

Postdoctoral Researcher position available immediately in the Laboratory of Dr. Mingyi Xie (Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology,
Cancer Center, School of Medicine, University of Florida) to study the Function and biogenesis of alternatively-processed microRNAs and Integrator complex-mediated RNA processing and gene regulation. The duration of this position will be 5 years, while the contract will be renewed on a yearly basis.

Applicants should submit the following to mingyi.xie@nullufl.edu:
1) Cover letter stating: laboratory experience in RNA/protein biochemistry and bioinformatics; your long-term career goals; date of availability to begin postdoc research/technician
2) Curriculum vitae (including publications and awards/honors)
3) List of at least three references

Dr. Mingyi Xie was trained in the laboratory of Dr. Joan Steitz at Yale University (2010-2016), where he documented two surprising microRNA (miRNA) biogenesis pathways:

• Herpesvirus saimiri (HVS)-miRNAs are processed by the host Integrator complex, a 14-subunit complex best known for executing the 3′-end cleavage of cellular small nuclear RNAs (snRNAs) (Cazalla, Xie and Steitz-Molecular Cell-2011; Xie et al.,-Genes & Development-2015).
• Mammalian m7G-capped precursor miRNAs are generated from RNA polymerase (Pol) II transcription initiation sites. Whereas the nuclear-cytoplasmic export of capped pre-miRNAs is mediated by Exportin-1 (Xie et al.,-Cell-2013; Xie and Steitz-RNA Biology-2014).

The Xie lab’s immediate research goal is to further delineate the unique modes of miRNA production, including Integrator-mediated RNA metabolism, and understand the functions of these special miRNAs in herpesviruses and their hosts. Such research will allow the design of therapies for related oncogenic herpesviruses and cancers.

University of Florida (UF) is a vibrant intellectual community with many cross-disciplinery interactions. UF is ranked as top-50 world university and top-15 public university in the United States by USNEWS. Gainesville is a delightful and family-friendly city that is 1.5 hours away from major cities like Orlando, Jacksonville and Tampa Bay.

Visit http://biochem.med.ufl.edu/research/faculty/primary-faculty/mingyi-xi-ph-d/ and http://xielabuf.tk for more information

The Meyer lab in the Department of Biochemistry at Duke University

The Meyer lab in the Department of Biochemistry at Duke University is currently seeking highly motivated postdoctoral associates who are interested in RNA biology. Studies in the lab are focused on the new and exciting area of RNA epigenetics, with several projects geared toward understanding the role of RNA methylation in nervous system function. Individuals with experience in RNA biology, biochemistry, genetics, or neurobiology are especially encouraged to apply.

Requirements:
– PhD in a relevant field (such as biology, biochemistry, neurobiology, or genetics).
– Excellent communication skills and an ability to work well with others.
– Demonstration of past research productivity (publications and/or patents).

How to apply:

Send a cover letter, your CV, and the names/contact information of three references to Dr. Kate Meyer (kate.meyer@nullduke.edu).

For more information on our lab, visit www.themeyerlab.com.

Two NIH Postdoctoral Positions Available Immediately

Two NIH postdoctoral positions are available immediately in the Mangone Lab at the Virginia G. Piper Center for Personalized Diagnostics in the Biodesign Institute at the Arizona State University in the Tempe. The Mangone lab is interested in the functional genomics and genetics of post-transcriptional gene regulation using C. elegans as model system. The research plan centers on two aims:

1. To study tissue-specific 3’UTR isoforms and understand their processing mechanism in the context of alternative polyadenylation.

2. To investigate miRNA target recognition in vivo.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in biology or related field. Expertise in molecular biology and biochemistry and in C. elegans biology is required. Experience in handling high-throughput experiments is desirable.

Contact: mangone@nullasu.edu

Postdoctoral position in RNA structure probing of HCV

A 30 months postdoc position is available at the Section for Computational and RNA Biology, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen. The position will be available as of December 1, 2016. Applications needs to be submitted online at this URL: http://jobportal.ku.dk/alle-opslag/?show=850925 before October 16, 2016.

The position is in the group of Associate Professor Jeppe Vinther and is a collaboration between the VintherLab and professor Jens Bukh at the Copenhagen Hepatitis C program (CO-HEP).
The postdoc will be responsible for performing sequencing based in-cell RNA structure probing and other types of analysis of the viral RNA genome during the Hepatitis C lifecycle. Recent publications by the VintherLab: PMID 26220183, 25805860, 26068741, 24569351.

Qualifications:
The successful candidate will be expected to perform experiments and participate in the analysis of the resulting sequencing data.

For consideration, applicants must:

  • Have a PhD in molecular biology, biochemistry, medicine or a similar field.
  • Have published in high-quality international peer-reviewed journals.
  • Have demonstrated experience in applying sequencing based transcriptome wide experiments or using cell culture systems for virus propagation.
  • Be experienced with R or similar program for data analysis or have the desire to learn.

For further information about the position, please contact Associate Professor Jeppe Vinther (jvinther@nullbio.ku.dk).

Salary and terms of employment
The successful applicant will be hired as a postdoctoral fellow for 30 months according to the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.
The salary is currently DKK DKK 478623 (€63816) yearly including annual supplement and pension.

Postdoctoral Research Position in Single Molecule Fluorescence Microscopy of RNA

Immediately available for at least a year is a postdoctoral research position in single molecule fluorescence microscopy of RNA in the group of Professor Nils G. Walter at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA.  The project involves highly interdisciplinary, National Institutes of Health and National Science Foundation funded work targeted at the real-time fluorescence imaging of riboswitches and DNA nanotech devices.  Highly motivated and enthusiastic candidates are sought with experience in RNA biochemistry, fluorescence and/or other spectroscopies, and the enthusiasm to learn state-of-the-art biophysical techniques.  Those with the appropriate background should review the group’s web page at: http://sites.lsa.umich.edu/walter-lab and send their Curriculum Vitae and the names and addresses of three references to Dr. Nils G. Walter, Professor of Chemistry and Biophysics, via email: nwalter@nullumich.edu.  Please note that the University of Michigan is a world-class research university situated in one of the most livable cities in the US.

ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR-BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

We seek faculty candidates for a tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. The successful applicant will be expected to develop a well-funded research program that complements existing areas of strength in the University and the Department, including structural biology, membrane proteins, bioenergetics, genomics/genetics/epigenetics, gene expression, and cancer mechanisms. The applicant will also contribute to graduate and medical teaching. The position is state-supported with a guaranteed salary base, excellent fringe benefits, and competitive start-up funds. Further information about this position and the Department can be found at http://www.upstate.edu/biochem.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. or equivalent, postdoctoral experience, and a strong publication record. Submit a curriculum vitae and a research statement (of up to three pages) consisting of a summary of accomplishments and description of future plans, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, at biochem@nullupstate.edu.

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2016, and continue until the position is filled.

Tenure-track Biochemistry Faculty Member at the Assistant Professor Level

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Oregon invites applications for a tenure-track Biochemistry faculty member at the Assistant Professor level to begin in Fall 2017 or later.  Biochemistry research at the University of Oregon takes place in the Institute of Molecular Biology (molbio.uoregon.edu), which promotes interdisciplinary interactions between life science researchers in the departments of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Biology and Physics.

We seek applicants from all areas of molecular biology who are using advanced approaches to study mechanisms of cellular function, including topics in RNA biochemistry. A Ph.D. is required. New faculty will join a rich and collaborative atmosphere with existing strengths in host-pathogen interactions, stem cell biology, organelle biogenesis, genome function, and cytoskeleton biochemistry. Successful candidates will have the potential for establishing an outstanding independent research program and excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. They will also support and enhance a diverse learning and working environment.

To assure full consideration, application materials should be received by October 10, 2016. Please apply at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7667 and upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research plans and objectives, and a brief statement of teaching philosophy or interests. The candidate should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be uploaded directly by the recommenders.  Review of application materials will continue until the position is filled.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA.  The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

Senior Program Officer Position

GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION:

Under the general direction of the Chair, or designee, the Senior Program Officer is responsible for collaborating with faculty, the departments of Communications and Advancement, and external stakeholders, to promote internal and external communications to a wide range of constituents; and assist in the development of grant proposals, scientific communications, symposia, strategic marketing plans, and fund raising activities.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Plan, organize and host RNA conferences and international symposia; identify key stakeholders and presenters current in the field
  • Plan and prepare major departmental grant initiatives
  • Collaborate with the departments of Communications and Advancement to promote internal and external communications for the department, using multimedia tools and current technologies.
  • Create and disseminate materials to facilitate public understanding of the department’s research.
  • Collaborate with Communications and Advancement to develop and implement a strategic fund raising campaign.
  • Maintain social media presences for lay audiences; contribute to department website for communication of announcements, news, research accomplishments.
  • Work with the Chair/Designee to identify and maintain a cost effective scientific and public communication plan.
  • Identify opportunities for awards and assist in preparation of nominations
  • Assist in faculty development and promotion efforts
  • Perform other job duties as required

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s degree in a scientific, health care or communications field
  • 5 years of related scientific/ health care communication experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge and utilization of social media communications
  • Experience with grant applications, scientific communications, and publications
  • Experience in using computer-based tools and relevant software (PC/Mac; Microsoft Office, Adobe applications, webpage design tools etc.)
  • Excellent oral, written, and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to elicit and leverage creative thinking and implement novel solutions
  • Ability to work effectively in a highly-collaborative environment and interact with faculty and staff at all levels of the organization

To apply, please go to http://www.ummsjobs.com/job/1565/

NIH-funded Postdoctoral Position

An NIH-funded postdoctoral position is immediately available with Sarah Walker’s lab in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University at Buffalo, SUNY to investigate the mechanisms underlying translational control of gene expression. We use an arsenal of biochemical, biophysical, genetic and genome-wide approaches to ask how translation factors interact within cells to regulate mRNA translation. We seek a motivated postdoc with a positive outlook, experience in biochemistry or genome-wide expression set analyses, and the adaptability to quickly learn new skills. Please email walker47@nullbuffalo.edu for specific project questions. Projects are tailored to the skills and interests of the individual.

Postdocs in the Walker lab are expected to work independently and as part of a team to answer questions and communicate findings. Salary is based on NIH guidelines. Candidates should apply at the UB Jobs website (www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu) and search for posting number 1600640.

Postdoctoral Position in Bacterial RNA Biology at Uppsala University

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Erik Holmqvist at Uppsala University in Sweden to study post-transcriptional gene regulation by bacterial RNA binding proteins and small RNAs in the context of host cell infection. We combine molecular biology, biochemistry, and genome-wide analyses such as CLIP-seq and RNA-seq to investigate molecular mechanisms and their consequences for bacterial physiology and virulence.

We are looking for a highly motivated, bright and enthusiastic candidate with a background in RNA biology, infection biology and/or molecular microbiology. The candidate should be able to work as a team member, learn new skills rapidly, and have excellent communication skills. The applicant must have received his/her PhD degree from a non-Swedish institution within the last 5 years.

The Department of Cell and Molecular Biology at Uppsala University, Sweden, consists of seven different research programs. Research focuses on the chemical, molecular and structural backgrounds of cellular processes. Several laboratories at the department are also centres of excellence: Structural Biology, Molecular Biophysics, Protein Synthesis, and Uppsala RNA Research Centre.

Please send your application (in English language) including a CV, a short summary of academic records and research interests, and at least two letters of recommendation (or contact details of potential referees) to erik.holmqvist@nullicm.uu.se

Anticipated start date: October/November 2016. Salary according to EMBO standard.

Tenure-track Biochemistry Faculty Member at the Assistant Professor Level

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Oregon invites applications for a tenure-track Biochemistry faculty member at the Assistant Professor level to begin in Fall 2017 or later. Biochemistry research at the University of Oregon takes place in the Institute of Molecular Biology (molbio.uoregon.edu), which promotes interdisciplinary interactions between life science researchers in the departments of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Biology and Physics.

We seek applicants from all areas of molecular biology who are using advanced approaches to study mechanisms of cellular function, including topics in RNA biochemistry. A Ph.D. is required. New faculty will join a rich and collaborative atmosphere with existing strengths in host-pathogen interactions, stem cell biology, organelle biogenesis, genome function, and cytoskeleton biochemistry. Successful candidates will have the potential for establishing an outstanding independent research program and excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. They will also support and enhance a diverse learning and working environment.

To assure full consideration, application materials should be received by October 10, 2016. Please apply at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7667 and upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research plans and objectives, and a brief statement of teaching philosophy or interests. The candidate should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be uploaded directly by the recommenders. Review of application materials will continue until the position is filled.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

TENURE-TRACK OR TENURE-ELIGIBLE POSITION IN THE LABORATORY OF MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
National Institutes of Health
Department of Health and Human Services

A tenure track or tenure-eligible position is available for an individual who is interested in developing an independent research program, or has a demonstrated track record of research excellence, in an area of modern mechanistic molecular biology. Current research in this laboratory includes such diverse areas as chromatin-based gene regulation, DNA recombination and repair, bacterial cell division, muscle development, protein trafficking, and structural biology in a wide spectrum of systems.

The laboratory is located on the main campus of the NIH in Bethesda, Maryland, just outside of Washington, DC. This Laboratory (http://www.niddk.nih.gov/research-funding/at-niddk/labs-branches/LMB/Pages/about.aspx) is part of the intramural program of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (http://www.niddk.nih.gov/research-funding/at-niddk/labs-branches/Pages/default.aspx) and provides a highly interactive environment with expertise in molecular, cellular, biochemical and biophysical techniques. NIDDK supports a wide range of basic biomedical research, including several state of the art core facilities. The NIH intramural research program offers many advantages, including stable funding, the ability to do high risk research, and access where desired to clinical collaborators.

Applicants must have a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent doctoral degree and have demonstrated expertise and a record of achievement. Applicants may be U.S. citizens, resident aliens, or non-resident aliens with, or eligible to obtain, a valid employment-authorization visa. Interested applicants should submit a Curriculum Vitae and list of publications, copies of no more than 5 publications, and a separate document that combines a summary of graduate and postdoctoral research accomplishments with a plan for future research. Senior applicants should also mention independent research accomplishments. Numerical indices such as impact factors or citation numbers will not be taken into consideration, and should not be included in the application. Applicants should also have three letters of reference submitted. All material should be emailed as pdf files to: Dr. Gisela Storz, Chair, Laboratory of Molecular Biology Search Committee
C/O Linda Robinson
LindaR@nullintra.niddk.nih.gov
The review of applications will begin on or around September 1, 2016. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Salary and benefits are commensurate with the experience of the applicant.

DHHS, NIH, and NIDDK ARE EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYERS

Georgetown University School of Medicine Full-time, Tenure-track Faculty Position

Georgetown University School of Medicine, Department of Oncology invites highly qualified applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position with competitive salary, spacious research facilities, and substantial start-up funds.

Applicants are expected to conduct basic research in oncology and develop independent research programs supported by peer-reviewed grant funding. Participation in teaching for the School of Medicine and the Tumor Biology graduate program are required but percent effort for teaching will be adjusted based on the productivity and funding level of the investigator. The faculty member is expected to demonstrate scholarly activities by engaging in leadership of services beneficial to the Department, University, and the scientific community.

All applicants must have a M.D. or Ph.D. degree (or equivalent) and at least three years of postdoctoral experience. The area of research should complement existing departmental strengths in cancer biology including transcription regulation, splicing mechanisms, signal transduction, protein biochemistry, and molecular mechanisms of metastasis. Preference will be given to candidates interested and able to investigate small molecule-protein interactions for therapeutic development.

Interest in sarcoma, leukemia and brain tumor models is important but not required.
Evidence of past high quality research is required. The candidate needs to show potential for extramural funding and publication in scientific journals. Clinical practice is possible and negotiable, but not required for M.D. candidates. Absolute clear and protected research time will be provided in the case of clinical practice. Salary will be commensurate with education, experience and established School of Medicine guidelines.

Effective Date of Appointment: After January 1, 2017, as late as June 30, 2017.

Application Deadline: October 1, 2016 or until filled.

Applicants should submit (i) curriculum vitae, (ii) description of research, (iii) teaching interests, and (iv) arrange to have at least three letters of reference sent to (email is preferred):

Jeffrey A. Toretsky, M.D.
Professor
Department of Oncology and Pediatrics
Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center
Georgetown University
3970 Reservoir Rd, NW
New Research Building, Room E316
Washington, DC 20007

Email: sarcomalab@nullgeorgetown.edu

Post-doctoral Position at Rice University

A post-doctoral position is available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Ed Nikonowicz in the BioSciences Department at Rice University in Houston, Texas. The initial appointment is for one year and can be extended for additional years. The project involves structural and functional studies of RNA-mediated gene regulation with an emphasis on understanding the contributions of select tRNA nucleobase modifications to gene activity and cell fitness. An interdisciplanry approach utilizing genetic and biophysical methods will be used to correlate in vitro and in vivo measurements.

The applicant should have a PhD in Biochemistry, Microbiology, or related field, good quantitative skills, and expertise in molecular and biophysical techniques. A strong interest in RNA research is required. Rice University is located adjacent to the Texas Medical Center, home to several research institutions including UT Medical School, Baylor College of Medicine, and MD Anderson Cancer Center.

To apply, please submit a CV and provide the names of two references to edn@nullrice.edu.

Rice University is committed to affirmative action and equal opportunity in education and employment. Rice does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or veteran status. Rice University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Post-doctoral Position in the Laboratory of Dr. Ed Nikonowicz

A post-doctoral position is available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Ed Nikonowicz in the BioSciences Department at Rice University in Houston, Texas. The initial appointment is for one year and can be extended for additional years. The project involves structural and functional studies of RNA-mediated gene regulation with an emphasis on understanding the contributions of select tRNA nucleobase modifications to gene activity and cell fitness. An interdisciplanry approach utilizing genetic and biophysical methods will be used to correlate in vitro and in vivo measurements.

The applicant should have a PhD in Biochemistry, Microbiology, or related field, good quantitative skills, and expertise in molecular and biophysical techniques. A strong interest in RNA research is required. Rice University is located adjacent to the Texas Medical Center, home to several research institutions including UT Medical School, Baylor College of Medicine, and MD Anderson Cancer Center.

To apply, please submit a CV and provide the names of two references to edn@nullrice.edu.

Position as PhD Student (Three Years)

A position as PhD student (three years) is announced for the junior group ‘Non-coding RNAs in cardiovascular and neoplastic disease’. The focus of the work will be on the identification of medium-sized non-coding RNAs, which show a deregulated expression in neoplasias (especially renal cell carcinoma). Promising RNA candidates will be selected and further validated in suitable cell culture models. The aim of this project is to elucidate the role of medium-sized RNAs in neoplastic disease and to establish novel diagnostic markers/therapeutic targets.

Required skills:
Master of science or equivalent in life science (e.g. biology, biochemistry)
Interest for basic biomedical research
Basic knowledge on methods in biochemistry and molecular biology (e.g. cloning, Western Blot)
Experience in RNA biology (RNA isolation, Northern Blot, RT-qPCR)
Experience in mammalian cell culture
Knowledge on animal work is preferred
Experience in bioinformatics (NGS-data)

Please send your application via mail to Dr. Marcel Köhn (marcel.koehn@nullmedizin.uni-halle.de) until the 19th of August 2016. The project start is scheduled for October/November 2016.

Post-doctoral Position at the Central-European Institute of Technology (CEITEC)

CEITEC is a scientific centre in the fields of life sciences, advanced materials and technologies whose aim is to establish itself as a recognized centre for basic as well as applied research. CEITEC offers a state-of-the-art infrastructure and great conditions to employ excellent researchers.

A post-doctoral position is available at the Central-European Institute of Technology (CEITEC), Brno, Czech Republic, in the group of Mary O‘Connell. This work is funded by the ERA Chair grant. The project focuses on how modification in RNA is used by the innate immune system to discriminate ‘self‘ from ‘non-self‘ (Mannion et al., Cell Reports. 2014; http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.celrep.2014.10.0).

The successful candidate will join a team of motivated researchers who are investigating the proteins and RNA involved in this novel innate immune pathway. We also want to elucidate and identify mutations in this pathway that result in autoimmune disorders. We use a variety of different models in our investigations; Drosophila, mice and stem cell culture.

Requirements:
The candidate should be highly motivated, self-driven and passionate about science with a solid publication record. A PhD degree in either molecular biology, biochemistry, immunology, mouse genetics, stem cells is required. Applicant should have a strong background in standard molecular biology and biochemistry techniques. Good communication and interpersonal skills and fluency in spoken and written English are required. Expected start date is preferably autumn/winter of 2016 or after upon agreement.

We offer:
We offer a competitive salary that will be based on the candidate`s qualifications and experience.

Anticipated start date: November 2016

Please send the application (including CV, short statement of research background / interests and the contact information of at least three references) by e-mail to recruitment@nullceitec.muni.cz

Please quote the “PostDoc ERA Chair” in the subject.

Electronic application deadline is: September 16, 2016

Information about Brno, Czech Republic
• The capital of South Moravian Region and the second largest city in the Czech Republic with a population of almost 400,000 people
• Modern, dynamic and fast growing centre of industry, trade, science, research and innovation with business incubators and centres of excellence in science
• A city of universities with more than 86,000 students
• More than 10,000 researchers; 2,200 IF publications/year; 600+ PhD graduates/year
• 500 mil. EUR of R&D investment per year, more than 350 companies with in-house R&D
• City of Gregor Mendel, the founder of genetics; the prestigious Mendel Lectures series takes place in Brno since 2003 (lectures of the world´s top scientists, including Nobel Prize winners)

For further information about:
• CEITEC, please visit www.ceitec.eu
• CEITEC Welcome Office, please visit http://www.ceitec.eu/ceitec-welcome-office/t1137
• Masaryk University, please visit www.muni.cz
• Brno, please visit http://www2.brno.cz/index.php?lan=en&nav01=20608&nav02=20617

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOW POSITION IN RNA BIOLOGY AND HEART DISEASE

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at University of Texas Medical Branch

A post-doctoral fellow position starting fall 2016 is available in the laboratory of Dr. Muge Kuyumcu-Martinez to study post-transcriptional gene regulation by RNA binding proteins in normal and diseased hearts. We utilize inter-disciplinary approaches that combine mouse genetics, cell biology, genome editing, biochemistry, and genome-wide analyses (e.g. RNA-seq and CLIP-Seq) to investigate molecular mechanisms that dictate post-transcriptional decisions in the heart.

We are looking for a highly motivated, bright and enthusiastic candidate with a background in RNA biology, heart development or cardiac physiology. The candidate should be to able to work as a team member, learn new skills rapidly, and have excellent communication skills. It is highly desirable that the applicant received his/her PhD degree within the last 2 years.

University of Texas Medical Branch located in Galveston island is a part of the Texas Medical Center, which is the largest medical complex in the world comprised of 54 highly collaborative and interactive medically oriented institutions.

If you are interested, please provide your curriculum vitae, a statement of career interests (1 paragraph long), and contact information for three references to nmmartin@nullutmb.edu.

Two Postdoctoral Positions Available in RNA Structural Biology in The RNA Institute in NMR and Mass Spectrometry

Two Postdoctoral Positions are available in RNA structural biology in The RNA Institute in NMR and Mass Spectrometry. The Institute is developing cutting edge technology for the advancement of RNA therapeutics and diagnostics in infective disease (viral and bacterial and diabetes), as well as basic understandings of RNA biology in puripotent stem cell differentiation and the effects of cannabinoids and bis-phenol-A. We are looking for a bright and enthusiastic individuals who seek answers and travels beyond known boundaries.

(1) A Post-Doctoral Associate position is now open in the lab of Dr. Paul F. Agris within The RNA Institute of the University at Albany (SUNY). Applicants are sought with expertise in modern high-field NMR instrumentation for determination of macromolecular structure, RNA, RNA-RNA, RNA-protein and small molecule interactions in infective disease and in diabetes. Applicants must also have experience in molecular biology/biochemistry with experience in RNA preferred.
(2) A Post-Doctoral Associate position is now open in the RNA Institute with Dr. Maria Basanta Sanchez in analytical development of high-throughput methods to characterize RNA modifications, the epitranscriptome, from a wide variety of biological systems using Mass Spectrometry-based technologies. In addition research includes the development of high-throughput methods of RNA separation and purification and the use of chromatography to decipher RNA structure. Applicants are sought with expertise in small-molecule mass spectrometry; chromatographic separation techniques; statistical analysis of large data sets.

The positions require the ability to dissect problems and projects into manageable tasks; demonstrated organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple tasks with different priorities; ability to work on a team, yet demonstrate the skills of independence expected in career advancement; excellent oral and written communication skills. Foreign nationals must have a J1 visa with at least two years remaining to be a postdoctoral fellow in the US or an HIB. An H1B application will not be financially sponsored.

For the NMR position apply to pagris@nullalbany.edu with the subject line of NMR Postdoc Fellow and for the MS position apply to mbasantasanchez@nullalbany.edu. Include: letter of interest with date of availability, complete curriculum vitae with list of publications, statement of research experience in macromolecular NMR, or Mass Spectrometry and list of three or more contacts for letters of reference.