A funded postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Claire Moore in the Department of Developmental, Molecular, and Chemical Biology at Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA. Dr. Moore’s lab investigates the molecular mechanisms of mRNA polyadenylation and its coordination with other nuclear processes such as transcription and DNA damage repair. We also study how polyadenylation is regulated to promote changes in gene expression patterns that govern cell fate or the response to stress and nutrient availability. More information about our research can be found on our website (http://sackler.tufts.edu/Faculty-and-Research/Faculty-Profiles/Claire-Moore-Profile).
The candidate will conduct experimental research studies directed at characterizing the mechanisms and consequences of alternative mRNA polyadenylation, using mammalian and yeast cell systems that model disease, differentiation, and response to stresses such as DNA damage or poor nutrition. Dr. Moore has a strong commitment to diversity and mentoring, and lab alumni have successfully found positions in academia and biotech. Participation in research conferences and career development workshops and mentoring of students is encouraged throughout the postdoc period, as part of training for a scientific career.
Candidates should have a PhD in the life sciences with a strong molecular biology background. Experience with next generation sequencing technologies and bioinformatics, mammalian cell culture, characterization of post-translational modifications, and/or RNA biology is a plus, but not required. The position is available as early as January, 2018, but the start date is flexible. The starting salary is commensurate with experience and similar positions in the Boston area, and health benefits are provided. Funding is available for up to three years, but conditional upon satisfactory annual reviews. The Tufts Health Sciences Campus is located in downtown Boston, a city distinguished for its extensive biomedical research community and abundant cultural and recreational opportunities.
Please submit a cover letter, a CV, a statement describing research experience, interests, and goals, and contact information for three references to Dr. Claire Moore (Claire.firstname.lastname@example.org).
Tufts University is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.