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NIH Funded Post-Doctoral Position in the Laboratory of Dr. Sam Butcher

An NIH funded post-doctoral position is immediately available in the laboratory of Dr. Sam Butcher (https://biochem.wisc.edu/faculty/butcher) in the Department of Biochemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The lab utilizes numerous biochemical and biophysical methods, including but not limited to NMR and X-ray crystallography. Lab members also operate in close contact with the NIH-supported National Magnetic Resonance Facility at Madison (NMRFAM), for which Dr. Butcher serves as co-PI. Active collaborations provide opportunities to acquire expertise in complimentary methods, spanning from yeast genetics to single molecule microscopy. The selected candidate will study the molecular biophysics of RNA-protein complexes that regulate gene expression, with an expected tenure between 2 – 4 years. Applicants must have a PhD degree in a related field and demonstrated ability to work both independently and interact well with an outstanding group of collaborative scientists. Madison, WI offers an outstanding intellectual environment with excellent public schools and a relatively low cost of living.

Postdoctoral Research Position in the Lab of Dr. Aaron Goldstrohm

A postdoctoral research position is available in the lab of Dr. Aaron Goldstrohm in the Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics at the University of Minnesota.

Dr. Goldstrohm seeks a highly motivated postdoctoral candidate to perform research on the role of post-transcriptional regulator mechanisms in cancer biology. Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in biochemistry, genetics, cellular and molecular biology or related field. They should have strong interests in cancer biology, gene regulation, RNA biology, and genetics. Individuals with experience in cancer research and molecular and cellular biology techniques are preferred. Candidates should have research skills including designing and executing experiments, interpreting data, and the ability to communicate results, as demonstrated by previous publications and presentations.

The University of Minnesota and the Goldstrohm Lab provide an outstanding training environment with state-of-the-art facilities and instrumentation including next generation sequencing, imaging, proteomics, and bioinformatics. Compensation will correspond with the NIH NRSA payscale, commensurate with experience, and will include health care benefits.

The University of Minnesota is located in metropolitan Minneapolis, a vibrant, affordable city with a strong economy and abundant cultural, intellectual, and recreational opportunities http://www.minneapolis.org/.

To apply, candidates should submit their curriculum vitae with publication record and contact information for three references to Dr. Aaron C. Goldstrohm at agoldstr@nullumn.edu.
Please include a cover letter describing career goals, research experience, accomplishments, and interests. To learn more about the Goldstrohm lab and research, visit: http://cbs.umn.edu/contacts/aaron-goldstrohm

Two Postdoctoral Fellowships and One Research Technician Position at Rutgers University

Two postdoctoral fellowships (2-3 years) and one research technician position (1-3 years) are available in the group of Dr. Premal Shah at Rutgers University at New Brunswick, NJ (http://www.theshahlab.org). The specific research project is flexible and can be tailored to the interests of the individual, but it will fall under the broad purview of regulation of protein translation and evolution of coding sequences.

1. Computational biology position:

Requirements for the position include a proven record of self-motivated research; a PhD in mathematics, statistics, physics, biology or related area; excellent communication skills. The ideal candidate should also be familiar with scientific programming and be able to handle high-throughput sequencing datasets.

2. RNA biology position:

Requirements for the position include a proven record of self-motivated research; a PhD in biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology or related area; excellent communication skills. The ideal candidate should have extensive experience in RNA biology, with an interest to work on ribosome profiling.

The postdoctoral fellows will have considerable freedom in developing their own research program, with the resources needed to distinguish themselves. In addition, the fellows will have several opportunities to interact and forge collaborations with research groups both at Rutgers as well as other institutions in the Philadelphia-New York corridor.

3. Lab Manager/Research technician position:
Requirements for the position include a bachelor’s or master’s degree in sciences with substantial laboratory research experience. The successful candidate will most importantly demonstrate a willingness to learn, have an ability to follow research protocols with attention to detail, and have strong organizational and record keeping skills.

The postdoctoral fellowship and technician positions provide a competitive annual stipend and health insurance. Start date and terms are negotiable. Applications are welcome from candidates of any nationality. Women and under-represented minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

Applicants should email a statement of research interests, CV, and contact details for references to premal.shah@nullrutgers.edu. Informal inquiries are also welcomed.

NIH-funded Postdoctoral Position in High-Resolution 3DEM to Study Ribosome Assembly

An NIH-funded postdoctoral position in high-resolution 3DEM to study ribosome assembly is available in the laboratory of Dr. Beth Stroupe at Florida State University, in collaboration with the laboratory of Dr. Katrin Karbstein at The Scripps Research Institute, FL. FSU, located in Tallahassee, FL, is home to a strong 3DEM community, centered on a state-of-the-art Titan Krios equipped with a Direct Electron camera. To learn more about research in the Stroupe and Karbstein laboratories, visit www.biophyics.fsu/stroupe/ and http://www.scripps.edu/karbstein/ . Required qualifications include experience in RNA and/or protein biochemistry and structural biology as well as a strong motivation for success in a fast-paced environment. The successful candidate will be expected to interface between the two laboratories and gain experience in all aspects of 3D electron microscopy, including specimen handling, data collection, and 3D reconstruction. Applications should include a CV and the contact information for three references. These should be sent to mestroupe@nullbio.fsu.edu. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Post Doctoral Position in Retina Development and Vision

A NIH funded Post Doctoral position is available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Peter Stoilov, Department of Biochemistry at West Virginia University. The project will use genetically engineered mouse models, genomics and biochemical approaches to determine the role in vision of a recently discovered alternative splicing program specific to photoreceptor cells. The research is carried out in close collaboration with the group of Dr. Visvanathan Ramamurthy (WVU Eye Institute).

Applicants must currently have a PhD/MD in Biochemistry, Molecular/Cellular Biology, Chemistry or a related field of study within the basic sciences. Investigators with experience in using animal models or genomics approaches are strongly encouraged to apply. Broad knowledge of biology, critical thinking, independence, and general curiosity are highly appreciated.

Applicants interested in this position can contact Dr. Stoilov (pstoilov@nullhsc.wvu.edu) for more information or submit their curriculum vitae along with the names and contact information of three references through the WVU Jobs Hiring site at:


West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The WVU Health Sciences Center is a smoke-free campus. WVU is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity.

Postdoctoral Position on RNA Homeostasis in Neurodegeneration – Johns Hopkins University – Jiou Wang Laboratory

Highly motivated postdoctoral candidates are invited to lead several new projects to address fundamental questions in Nucleic Acid Biology. Current directions in the lab include novel functions of DNA/RNA of unconventional structures, microRNA processing, and general RNA and protein homeostasis. Candidates with a strong background in biochemical, molecular, and cellular analyses of nucleic acids are encouraged to apply.

The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions provide a stimulating and collaborative environment for biomedical research. Our lab is affiliated with the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of the Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Department of Neuroscience of the School of Medicine. The Baltimore/Washington D.C. area also offers rich professional and living opportunities.

Candidates should have a doctoral degree and strong research background. Please send a statement of research experience and career goals, a copy of Curriculum Vitae, and contact information of at least one reference to Dr. Jiou Wang at jiouw@nulljhmi.edu.

A complete listing of PubMed-accessible publications can be accessed at the following URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Jiou+Wang.

More information available at: http://neuroscience.jhu.edu/resources/directory/faculty/jiou-wang/. The Johns Hopkins University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Postdoctoral Position(s) on RNA Modification and Quality control

Up to two positions for postdoctoral fellows are available at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine in the group of Sebastian Leidel working on the in vivo role of RNA modifications in different model systems.

Preferences will be given to motivated applicants with a strong background and scientific interest in RNA biology. The successful candidate will have an outstanding academic track record and will have published first authored papers in internationally recognized peer-reviewed journals. Experience in mass spectrometry or next generation sequencing is a plus.

Candidates should send applications by email including full their CV, list of publications and the names and institutional email addresses of three referees to:

More information can be found at: www.mpi-muenster.mpg.de
Laguesse S, Creppe C, Nedialkova DD, Prévot PP, Borgs L, Huysseune S, Franco B, Duysens G, Krusy N, Lee G, Thelen N, Thiry M, Close P, Chariot A, Malgrange B, Leidel SA, Godin JD, Nguyen L. A dynamic Unfolded Protein Response contributes to the control of cortical neurogenesis. Dev Cell 2015; 35(5): 553-567.
Nedialkova DD and Leidel SA. Optimization of codon translation rates via tRNA modifications maintains proteome integrity. Cell 2015; 161(7): 1606-1618.
Alings F, Sarin LP, Fufezan C, Drexler HCA, Leidel SA. An evolutionary approach uncovers a diverse response of tRNA 2-thiolation to elevated temperatures in yeast. RNA 2015; 21(2): 202-212.

FACULTY POSITION – Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics – University of California, San Francisco

Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics
University of California, San Francisco

The Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics seeks candidates for a tenure track faculty position, at the rank of Assistant Professor. We seek outstanding individuals who are addressing outstanding questions in any area of modern biology including, but not limited to, Cell and Developmental Biology, Genetics/Epigenetics, Genomics, RNA Biology, Structural Biology, Neuroscience, Systems Biology, Organismal Biology, Evolution, and Bioengineering. Research space will be located at the newly developed UCSF Mission Bay Campus.

Candidates are expected to hold a Ph.D. or M.D. degree, or equivalent, and to have demonstrated significant potential in their fields. Postdoctoral experience is not required. The successful candidate will be expected to establish a dynamic research program and excel at teaching in both graduate and professional school courses. The successful candidate may apply for membership in diverse UCSF graduate programs including, but not limited to, programs in Neuroscience, Development Biology, Cell Biology, Biophysics, Genetics and Molecular Biology.

Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications before January 3, 2016 to ensure full consideration by the Committee.

UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status.

Please apply online at http://apptrkr.com/721128

Tenure Track Faculty Position in Computational and Experimental Cancer Genetics and Genomics

The Department of Biochemistry at Purdue in conjunction with the Purdue University Center for Cancer Research (PUCCR) and the Walther Cancer Foundation invites applications for a tenure track faculty position in computational and experimental cancer genetics and genomics at the Associate or Assistant Professor level. This is an academic year appointment and we are particularly interested in candidates addressing questions in cancer biology including but not limited to cancer initiation, progression, metastasis, therapeutics and/or biomarker development. Successful candidates are expected to develop an internationally-recognized research program, teach in graduate and/or undergraduate courses, interact with diverse faculty, staff and students across campus, and function as an active member of the department and university faculty.

The Department of Biochemistry is an interactive and vibrant community of faculty, staff, and students who contribute significantly to the NCI-designated Purdue University Center for Cancer Research (https://www.cancerresearch.purdue.edu/) and to the life science community of Purdue University. The PUCCR has close ties with Indiana University School of Medicine and Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center and works with the Purdue Comparative Oncology Program (https://vet.purdue.edu/pcop/) located in the College of Veterinary Medicine, facilitating translational and clinical research endeavors. Current research interests in the department include cancer biology, chromatin and epigenetics, signal transduction, cell cycle, drug discovery, metabolism, structural biology, genomics, and computational biology. Support facilities are available for genomic analysis, bioinformatics, transgenic animal research (mouse and zebrafish), metabolomics, protein mass spectrometry, NMR, X-ray crystallography, and microscopy. Our faculty have the opportunity to train graduate students at the departmental and university wide interdisciplinary programs. For more information see www.biochem.purdue.edu.

The Department is an integral part of the College of Agriculture, one of the world’s leading colleges of agricultural, food, life, and natural resource sciences and ranked number 5 globally in the 2015 QS World University Rankings. The College is deeply committed to the three land-grant missions (teaching, research, and extension), to international activities and perspectives that span all missions, and to supporting a diverse and inclusive environment focused on excellence in all we do. Purdue is an ADVANCE institution – www.purdue.edu/dp/advance. The College has 11 academic departments and includes 325 faculty, 2710 undergraduate students, and 677 graduate students. The College’s strategic plan can be accessed at https://www2.ag.purdue.edu/Pages/strategicplan.aspx.”

Applicants should have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in cell biology, biochemistry, computational biology or a related field and at least two years of post-doctoral experience. Successful candidates at the Assistant Professor level should have a strong publication record, the potential to develop a vigorous, extramurally-funded research program, and a commitment to research and teaching excellence. In addition to these criteria, candidates for the Associate Professor level should currently have extramural funds with research programs of distinction. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, two-page summary of research interests, one-page teaching statement, and the names and contact information of three references. Applications should be submitted electronically to biochem-search@nullpurdue.edu.
Screening of applications will begin January 11th, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. A background check will be required for employment in this position.

“Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.”

Two Tenure Track Positions at the Assistant or Associate Professor Level

The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston seeks outstanding applicants for 2 tenure track positions at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. One position is open to creative scientists who will develop an active research program in the area of RNA biology. The second position is open to outstanding applicants with interests that will compliment existing areas of research excellence in the department, including but is not limited to calcium and metabolic signaling, membrane biology, structural biology, and translational research. Further information about research activities in the Department can be found at https://med.uth.edu/bmb/.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. and/or M.D., with postdoctoral experience and a track record of innovative research and scientific excellence. Successful candidates will be expected to establish an active research program that attracts national extramural funding and generates research of significant impact. Opportunities to contribute to both graduate and medical education are available.

The Department offers a highly collegial and interactive research environment with robust graduate programs for training Ph.D. and M.D./Ph.D. students, as well as Centers in Structural and Membrane Biology. The University of Texas Medical School is located in the Texas Medical Center, the largest complex of biomedical and health-related institutions in the world. Successful applicants will have unparalleled opportunities to interact with basic, clinical, and translational researchers at adjacent institutions including Rice University, Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.

Applicants should prepare a single PDF file that includes a cover letter, CV, two-page summary of research accomplishments and plans, and names/contact information of at least three individuals who agree to write a supporting letter. Please email the PDF file directly to Dr. John Putkey, Chair of the Search Committee, at BMB.Search@nulluth.tmc.edu. Applications should be received by January 4, 2016 for full consideration.

UTHealth is an EEO/AA employer. UTHealth does not discriminate on the basis of color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or any other basis prohibited by law. EOE/M/D/F/V.

Post-Doctoral Position to Carry out Studies in the Field of Alternative Splicing

A post-doctoral position is available for a qualified individual to carry out studies in the field of alternative splicing. A focus of the research will be on novel epithelial cell-type-specific splicing proteins (Esrp1 and Esrp2) that were identified in our lab in a cell-based genetic screen (Molecular Cell 33(5):591-601 (2009). We have use high throughput  sequencing and other genome-wide technologies to identify global programs of alternative splicing in epithelial cells that are abolished upon Esrp depletion (Embo J. 29(19): 3286-3300 (2010); Mol. Cell. Biol. 32(8): 1468-1482 (2012)). The research project will extend the use of genome-wide sequencing technologies to study programs of alternative splicing that are altered in newly developed Esrp1/Esrp2 KO mice, which display disease related phenotypes (eLife 4: e08954 (2015). Further details about the lab can be accessed at: http://www.med.upenn.edu/camb/faculty/ggr/carstens.html.   The position requires an M.D. or Ph.D. degree. Position available immediately. Previous experience in mouse genetics, RNA biology, and molecular or cell biology is preferred. Please send a CV  including at least two references.


The Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology Department at the University of California Santa Cruz invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in Cell Biology. Applicants should be applying state-of-the-art experimental approaches to address fundamental questions in cell biology. We particularly encourage applicants who will complement the department’s existing strengths in chromatin, RNA, the cell cycle, cytoskeleton, immunology and neurobiology. Candidates must have an outstanding record of research accomplishment. Candidates will be expected to establish a vigorous externally funded research program, contribute to the intellectual vitality of the UCSC scientific community, teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels (including classroom and mentorship), and provide service to the campus and their profession. The successful candidate must be able to work with students, faculty and staff from a range of social and cultural backgrounds, and we especially welcome applicants who will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the UCSC academic community through their research, teaching, and service.

RANK: Assistant Professor

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience, academic year (9-month) basis

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: A Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent foreign degree in biology or a related field and a minimum of 2 years postdoctoral research experience

POSITION AVAILABLE: July 1, 2016 with the academic year beginning September 2016

TO APPLY: Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system, and must include a succinct cover letter describing, separately and briefly, four elements: (a) your most significant scientific accomplishment(s) as a graduate student, (b) your most significant scientific accomplishment(s) as a postdoc, (c) your overall goals and vision for a research program at UCSC, and (d) the experience and qualifications that make you particularly well-suited to achieve those goals (2 pgs. max.); curriculum vitae; research statement (4 pgs. max.); teaching statement (1 pg. max.); 3 letters of reference*; and 1-3 samples of published materials. Applicants are invited to submit an optional statement addressing their past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files.

Apply at https://recruit.ucsc.edu/apply/JPF00330

Refer to Position #JPF00330-16 in all correspondence.

*All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC’s confidentiality statement at http://apo.ucsc.edu/confstm.htm

CLOSING DATE: Review of applications will begin on January 20, 2016. To ensure full consideration, applications should be complete and letters of recommendation received by this date. The position will remain open until filled, but not later than 6/30/2017.

UC Santa Cruz faculty make significant contributions to the body of research that has earned the University of California the ranking as the foremost public higher education institution in the world. In the process, our faculty demonstrate that cutting-edge research, excellent teaching and outstanding service are mutually supportive.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees. Inquiries regarding the University’s equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to: Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064; (831) 459-2686.

Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain UCSC positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check. More information is available here or from the Academic Personnel Office (APO) at (831) 459-4300.

UCSC is a smoke & tobacco-free campus.

If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact the Academic Personnel Office at apo@nullucsc.edu (831) 459-4300.

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Postdoctoral Position at Yale School of Medicine

A postdoctoral position is currently available in the laboratory of Carson Thoreen in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology at Yale School of Medicine. The laboratory is seeking to understand how the mTOR pathway, a master regulator of growth, controls the translation of mRNAs to direct growth-related physiology in normal and disease contexts. We employ a wide range of approaches that include deep-sequencing (eg. ribosome profiling), bioinformatic and classical biochemical strategies. Creative individuals with a PhD or MD, and preferably a strong background in biochemistry and/or cell biology and a quantitative bent, are encouraged to apply. Applicants should send a current CV to carson.thoreen@nullyale.edu.

Faculty Position at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine

The Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Therapeutics at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine seeks applicants for a faculty position in the field of non-coding RNA, RNA processing and RNA therapeutics. This position is for a scientist with a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. who is performing basic and translational research in this field. Applicants at any level will be considered and the level of appointment will be commensurate with credentials.

The faculty applicant will be expected to build/have and sustain an independent, externally funded research program, contribute to scholarship, graduate, and medical education and to the Translational Research mission developing in the Department and College. The Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Therapeutics is developing a pre-clinical Translational Research Laboratory, which this faculty member will be affiliated with, and the applicant is expected to participate in the vigorous collaborative academic environment that exists between the Center, the Department and the Research Institutes at Loyola University Medical Center. A generous salary and research startup package are available. The successful applicant will become part of a growing interdisciplinary group with interest in non-coding RNA in disease and development/translation of RNA therapeutics.

Interested candidates should email a single PDF file which includes a cover letter, CV, statement of research interests, and contact information of four references (two within and two outside of your current institution) to pharmrecruit@nulllumc.edu as well as apply online at www.careers.luc.edu. Loyola University Chicago is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.