Postdoctoral Position to study RNA-Guided Genome Rearrangements at Columbia University in the City of New York
Postdoctoral Research positions are available in our newly renovated lab overlooking the Hudson River in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, with a research focus on Non-Coding RNA-Mediated Genome Rearrangement, Editing, Epigenetics, Chromatin, Genome Evolution, and Transposon Involvement.
Laura Landweber is seeking to hire postdoctoral researchers to study the mechanism of gene and genome unscrambling in the ciliate Oxytricha, particularly the role of long non-coding RNAs and piRNAs in this process.
Requirements: PhD in molecular biology or relevant field. Strong experimental training, experience, and publications from the Ph.D., ability to work independently and creatively, as well as collaboratively and strong research and written/oral communication skills are necessary.
This is a one-year initial appointment with opportunity for renewal. Funding is available for longer. Please email Laura.Landweber@nullcolumbia.edu to apply. Include a cover letter, CV, statement of research interests and email addresses for three references. Application review will begin immediately; start date is flexible.
The Landweber lab has a strong commitment to diversity and to supporting its students, postdocs, and alumni at all career stages. Many lab alumni have gone on to receive tenure in academic positions or chosen other successful options. Conference participation is encouraged throughout the postdoc period, as part of training for a scientific career.
The Landweber lab is located at Columbia University Medical Center in the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics, with joint appointments in Systems Biology and Biological Sciences on the Arts & Sciences campus. Housing assistance is available.