A funded postdoctoral position is available for immediate incorporation in the Cifuentes laboratory at Boston University School of Medicine for a talented and extremely motivated candidate willing to address fundamental questions in post-transcriptional regulation of RNA using zebrafish and viruses as model systems.
The long-term goals of the laboratory and the available projects involve:
i) to uncover the RNA-protein interactions and microRNA regulation networks using iCLIP and CRISPR mutagenesis, ii) to understand how these interactions regulate RNA at post-transcriptional level and finally, iii) to integrate mRNA methylation and epitranscriptomics into this regulatory framework.
To address these goals, the lab combines zebrafish microinjection together with powerful genetic, genomic, and proteomic approaches. We are located in a renovated lab space at Boston University School of Medicine in the Department of Biochemistry, with close access to scientific core facilities and immersed in the lively city of Boston.
Candidates should have a PhD, MD, or equivalent degree and at least a first author publication. Strong experience in molecular biology is required and knowledge of computational biology will be a plus, but even more important is their motivation to learn and adapt to scientific challenges and become positive members of the lab. The position is funded for at least three years, contingent on performance. Additional information can be found at: http://www.bumc.bu.edu/biochemistry/people/faculty/daniel-cifuentes/
To apply please send to Dr. Cifuentes a cover letter stating research interests and accomplishments, CV, and contact information for three references in a single PDF document by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Postdoc RNA BU”. Applications will be reviewed until position is filled.