NIH-funded postdoctoral position is available immediately in the Meier lab at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine to study the cellular impact of the bone marrow failure syndrome dyskeratosis congenita (DC). The ideal candidate will have a strong background in molecular cell biology and biochemistry with specific training in recombinant protein expression and purification, cell culture, and RNAseq.
DC is primarily caused by mutations in one of the factors of H/ACA RNA–protein complexes, small ribonucleoproteins (RNPs). Although several hundred of these RNPs in every cell are involved in ribosome biogenesis, telomere maintenance, pre-mRNA splicing, and more, DC seems to primarily affect telomeres. We are investigating if this is truly so and why or if other functions/RNPs are affected as well.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine is a vibrant scientific community that caters to postdoctoral researchers through its Belfer Institute for Advanced Biomedical Studies. Postdoctoral housing is available. For more details check out the webpage of the Belfer Institute:
Interested candidates should send their CV, the addresses of three references (including email and phone number), and a one-page statement of past achievements and current and future research interests to firstname.lastname@example.org