Postdoctoral position to study RNA-protein complexes and non-coding RNA in New York

Postdoctoral positions are available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Alexander Serganov at New York University School of Medicine. We are looking for enthusiastic, highly motivated and creative individuals with a strong interest in applying multidisciplinary approach and cutting-edge methodology to study RNA-mediated gene expression control. We are presently focusing our efforts on RNA-protein complexes and non-coding RNAs from bacteria and mammals, using structural (cryo-EM and X-ray), biochemical (including genome-wide) and biophysical methods. Research topics include transcriptional and translational control, mRNA modification, RNA degradation, and RNA-protein complexes in human diseases.

Candidates should hold a Ph.D. degree in structural biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, or related fields. Qualified candidates should have strong background in routine molecular biology techniques and protein purification. Good communication in English is expected.

The first position requires prior experience in genome-wide methods (RNAseq, CLIP, etc) or in vitro RNA studies. Projects will be primarily focused on genome-wide and in vitro characterization of RNA-protein interactions, with less emphasis on structural methods.

The second position requires experience in X-ray crystallography or cryo-EM and will primarily involve structural studies.

The Serganov laboratory ( is located on the NYU Langone campus at 31st Street and First Avenue in midtown Manhattan, New York, USA. Postdocs will benefit from the vibrant scientific environment and the outstanding School infrastructure that supports the most advanced technologies including robotic X-ray facility, cryo-EM facility with Titan Krios, genome center and over 20 other facilities. Postdocs will be involved in collaboration with leading groups and receive a competitive salary, excellent benefits, and subsidized housing.

Interested applicants should submit a detailed CV, brief statement of research interests with description of previous research experience and contact information (email addresses and telephone numbers) of three references to Dr. Alexander Serganov at Consideration of submitted applications will start immediately and continue until positions are filled.