Two Highly Motivated Postdoctoral Research Fellows to Carry Out NIH-Funded Research

The Motamedi Lab at the Harvard Medical School (HMS) and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Cancer Center has vacancies for up to two highly motivated Postdoctoral Research Fellows to carryout NIH-funded research. The Fellow will have simultaneous academic appointments at HMS and MGH and contribute to ongoing research exploring the molecular mechanisms by which small and long non-coding RNAs contribute to the establishment of epigenetic states in response to stress and cellular dormancy using yeast and mammalian cells as models. These projects will explore mechanisms of RNAi-mediated silencing, RNA turnover, antisense transcription, and chromatin biology. The ideal candidates have (or will have) productive Ph.D. publication records, compatible with procuring external funding, with training in tissue culture, molecular biology, biochemistry, and/or cell biology. Because the Fellows will generate large scale genomic or proteomic datasets from yeast and/or human cells, previous experience with handling large datasets is a plus, but not required.

The laboratory is grounded in basic research and is working closely with the clinical researchers at MGH Cancer Center and HMS communities. The Cancer Center is composed of a vibrant milieu of world-class basic and clinical researchers, creating an exceptional environment for accelerating basic biology discoveries into clinical research.

See the cover story of the 2016, Dec 15th issue of Molecular Cell entitled “Survival in Quiescence Requires the Euchromatic Deployment of Clr4/SUV39H by Argonaute-Associated Small RNAs” for latest research (doi: 10.1016/j.molcel.2016.11.020).

Please email a one-page cover letter, CV, and contact information of three referees to:
Mo Motamedi, Ph.D.
Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center
Harvard Medical School
Room 7.212, 149 13th street,
Charlestown, MA