Postdoctoral Research Position Available, Laboratory of Dixie J. Goss, Hunter College, City University of New York

A postdoctoral research position is available in the laboratory of Dixie J. Goss, Hunter College, City University of New York.  Our NIH- and NSF-funded research uses state-of-the-art biophysical, biochemical and molecular biology approaches to characterize molecular mechanisms of (1) non-canonical modes of translation initiation in mammals, (2) physiologically important specific cases of translation and (3) novel mechanisms of translation in plant viruses, especially as models for mammalian viruses.

Required qualifications include a Ph.D. in Biophysics/Biochemistry/Molecular Biology and practical experience in RNA and/or protein biochemistry, including expression and purification of native/recombinant proteins and functional analyses of protein-RNA complexes.  Experience in investigating aspects of eukaryotic translation and structural probing of RNA are desirable.  We are actively involved in collaborations with leading cryoEM laboratories, and experience in structural biology would be helpful.  Candidates should be highly motivated, able to work independently and show excellent critical thinking and communication skills.

A salary of $45-60K is available depending on experience, plus benefits including health insurance.  Review of applicants will begin immediately until the position is filled.  To apply, please send a cover letter discussing your interest in a position and mentioning expected availability date, your curriculum vitae (with summary of research experience, including techniques and methods used) and contact information for three references.

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