Post-Doctoral Positions to Study RNA Binding Protein Dynamics in Neurodegeneration

Two post-doctoral positions are available in the Hayes laboratory at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore (hayeslab.science). Our laboratory is interested in the role of RNA binding proteins (RBPs), including TDP-43 and other hnRNP proteins, in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD). We are particularly interested in how nucleocytoplasmic transport and RNA processing intersect to regulate the localization and physiological roles of RBPs and applying that knowledge to develop novel therapeutics..

We have strong expertise in ALS/FTD pathogenesis and nucleocytoplasmic transport and are expanding into the area of RNA biology. We hope to recruit motivated candidates with complementary expertise, particularly in RNA metabolism, RNA-protein interactions, spliceosome biology, or bioinformatics. Our laboratory is located within a highly collaborative network of neurodegeneration labs at JHU, providing an outstanding interdisciplinary environment.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. and a strong track record of peer-reviewed publications. Interested candidates should send a brief cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to Dr. Lindsey Hayes ([email protected]).