Postdoctoral Position Available in the Laboratory of Dr. Erbay Yigit

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

Primary Responsibilities:
• Characterize and engineer 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 Biology Division and other research divisions to further program and division goals.

Required Qualifications:
• Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Molecular 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 enzymes.
• Expertise in protein purification.
• Expertise in protein engineering.
• Experience with analysis of large datasets and high-throughput sequencing.