Postdoctoral Scholar Position, Laboratory of Dr. Ruslan Afasizhev, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, Boston University Medical Campus

Postdoctoral Scholar position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Ruslan Afasizhev at the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, Boston University Medical Campus.

Our NIH-funded program focuses on the mechanisms of RNA processing in trypanosomes. Current projects cover mitochondrial transcription, mRNA editing, mRNA stability, translation and small RNAs biogenesis.

For more details, please see recent publications listed below. Our collaborations extend into structural biology, mass spectrometry, drug design and bioinformatics.

Required qualifications include strong background in molecular biology and biochemistry, and a record of peer-reviewed publications. Experience in RNAi, bioinformatics, RNA-Seq, ribosome profiling, protein purification, mass spectrometry and parasite genetics is desirable, but not required.

This position carries a starting salary of $45,000 for a junior candidate, or commensurate with experience, plus health benefits. Funding will be provided for up to three years although fellowship applications are encouraged.

Boston University Medical Campus is located in the vibrant South End area of Boston and offers a highly collaborative environment, unlimited networking possibilities in a thriving biomedical community, excellent core facilities and outstanding cultural and recreational opportunities. To apply, please send a letter of intent, CV and contact information for three references to