A postdoctoral fellow position is available in the laboratory of Professor Andrea L. Kasinski in the Department of Biological Sciences and the Purdue Center for Cancer Research (https://www.bio.purdue.edu/lab/kasinski/). We are seeking highly motivated scientists who are interested in understanding misregulation of non-coding RNAs in cancer with a focus on therapeutic delivery of small RNAs. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in a relevant field. Independent funding is not a requirement, however successful candidates are expected to apply for individual research fellowships. Salary and fringe benefits commensurate with experience will be provided in compliance with approved NIH standards. Individuals with a strong publication record and training in molecular biology, mouse models, RNA-biology, Flow cytometry, and cell-based assays are especially encouraged to apply.
The Kasinski Laboratory seeks ambitious and hard-working applicants to conduct NIH/NCI-funded research in small non-coding RNA biology/delivery. We seek to identify non-coding RNAs that are altered in disease, to gain knowledge regarding their role in normal, healthy cells, and to capitalize on their misexpression through targeted therapeutics. Importantly, this position requires that the candidate work intimately with colleagues in Chemistry on the design and synthesis of RNA-targeting ligands. Thus, a strong collaborative background is essential. Because many of these targeting ligands are already been tested in mouse models, a strong background in murine biology and techniques is required, including but not limited to tail-vein injections, intratracheal intubations, breeding, genotyping, surgery, and necropsy. Added benefits include small animal imaging (MRI, CT, fluorescence and/or luminescence).
Start date will be as soon as possible and the duration of the assigment is 2-3 years.
To apply, please submit the following materials:
A current CV
Contact information for three references
A cover letter describing your past research experience and future research goals as relevant to this position. Please be specific with your interest in the research being conducted in the laboratory.