Industrial Postdoctoral Position, Laboratory of Erbay Yigit, PhD, New England Biolabs (NEB) in Ipswich, MA

An industrial postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Erbay Yigit, PhD at New England Biolabs (NEB) in Ipswich, MA. Projects will be a part of a research program that aims to identify and characterize novel enzymes that post-transcriptionally modify RNA using genetic, biochemical and chemical approaches. Research will be undertaken in a highly collaborative environment where publication of results is expected. Duration is 3 years.

Primary Responsibilities:

–Discover novel enzymes that post-transcriptionally modify RNA

–Characterize RNA modifying enzymes

–Carry out and publish original scientific research

–Be a creative, independent and productive scientist

–Interact and collaborate with other members of the RNA Division and other research divisions to further program and division goals

Required Qualifications:

–PhD in molecular biology, biochemistry, chemical biology or related field

–Technical expertise in RNA manipulation, RNA enzymes and analysis

–Technical expertise in standard molecular biology techniques

–Publication of original scientific work in high-quality journals

–Demonstrated scientific communication in both formal and informal settings

–Excellent verbal and written communications skills

–Strong work ethic, emphasizing both efficiency and quality of work

Preferred Qualifications:

–Expertise in RNA binding proteins or RNA structure

–Expertise in protein purification

–Experience with analysis of large datasets and high-throughput sequencing

Erbay Yigit