POST-DOCTORAL POSITION to study molecular defects in fragile X syndrome and other neurodevelopmental disorders.

A Post-Doctoral Position is open in the Maquat lab at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, NY. Applicants should hold a PhD or MD/PhD degree(s) and have expertise in molecular, cellular or structural biology. The goal is to study post-transcriptional defects in axon guidance, synaptic function and other neurologic processes in fragile X syndrome, autism spectrum disorders, and other neurodevelopmental diseases. Among approaches currently in use are patient-derived iPSCs that we differentiate to various neural cell types, organoids, and mice. A background in computational biology is a plus but not required.

Interested individuals should submit:

1)      a complete curriculum vitae,

2)      the names and email addresses of three references (applicants should state their relationship to each), and

3)      a description of research experience, including experimental approaches and technologies with which the applicant has experience.

Successful applicants will join a very productive and interactive lab and a lively and supportive RNA community, which consists of more than 25 labs spanning the University of Rochester Medical Center and the adjacent College of Arts & Sciences and Engineering. The Maquat lab offers an outstanding research environment and excellent opportunities to collaborate with basic scientists and clinicians.

Please submit applications to:
Liz Leverenz at

Maquat Lab:

Center for RNA Biology:

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