Postdoctoral Scholar – Dept of Molecular and Cell Biology, Boston University Medical Campus

Postdoctoral Scholar position is available in the laboratory of Prof. Ruslan Aphasizhev at the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, Boston University Medical Campus. Our NIH-funded program focuses on mechanisms of RNA processing in trypanosomes, including mitochondrial transcription, mRNA editing, mRNA stability, small RNAs biogenesis and translation. For more details, see recent publications below. Our collaborations extend into structural biology, mass spectrometry, drug design and bioinformatics. Strong background in molecular biology and biochemistry, and a record of peer-reviewed publications are required.

Experience in RNAi, bioinformatics, RNA-Seq, ribosome profiling, protein purification, mass spectrometry and parasite genetics is desirable, but not required. This position is available immediately; it carries a starting salary of $48,500 plus comprehensive health insurance. Funding will be provided for up to three years although fellowship applications are encouraged. Boston University Medical Campus is in the vibrant South End area of Boston and offers a collaborative environment, unlimited networking possibilities, excellent core facilities and outstanding cultural and recreational opportunities. To apply, please send a letter of intent, CV and contact information of three references to

Aphasizheva and Aphasizhev, Trends in Parasitology, 2015. Aphasizheva et al., Molecular Microbiology, 2016. Suematsu et al, Molecular Cell, 2016. Rappa et al, Nucleic Acid Research, 2016. Zhang et al, EMBO Journal, 2017.