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Postdoctoral Position Available, Nicoli Lab, Dept of Genetics and Internal Medicine, Yale University

One postdoctoral position is available at the Nicoli Lab, Department of Genetics and Internal Medicine, Yale University, New Haven, CT USA.

The goal of our laboratory is to combine RNA-based mechanisms, genomics, and genetics in embryonic development to uncover new endothelial cell behaviors in vascular development and homeostasis. Our laboratory contributed to this research field with several publications available at nicolilab.com (most relevant for this job posting are Kasper bioRxiv 2019, Moro Nat. Cell Bio. 2019, Kasper Dev. Cell 2017, Narayanan Sci. Rep. 2016)

Area of interests in the Nicoli Lab:

1) Define RNA-based regulations occurring during mechanotransduction. The central question is to understand how translational and regulation of biomechanical genes control cell behaviors dictated by the extracellular matrix and/or blood flow-hemodynamics.

2) Define the functional effect of multigene miRNA families on developing vascular treats. The central question is to assign function to complex miRNA genes using an endothelial single cell phenotypic screening in zebrafish miRNAs knockouts.

3) Define Cis-regulatory RNAs that determine vascular cell behaviors. The central question is to decode sequences on the RNA that control common or tissue specific homeostatic endothelial cell behaviors.

Candidates with excellent molecular biology and/or microscopy skills will be considered. Computational skills are preferable but not necessary. Candidates are required to have strong interpersonal skills and outstanding written and spoken English to collaborate with a diverse team of scientists. Qualified candidates should have recently accomplished their Ph.D. degree (possibly no more than 1 year).

Candidates should send their Curriculum Vitae and a cover letter summarizing:

– A description of accomplishments.

– Research interests in RNA and/or Development and/or Vascular Biology.

– Contact information for three references to: Stefania Nicoli, Ph.D. stefania.nicoli@nullyale.edu


NIH-funded postdoctoral position is available immediately at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine to study the cellular impact of the bone marrow failure syndrome dyskeratosis congenita (DC) by working on ribonucleoproteins. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in molecular cell biology and biochemistry with specific training in tissue culture, microscopy, and RNAseq.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine is a vibrant scientific community that caters to postdoctoral researchers through its Belfer Institute for Advanced Biomedical Studies. Postdoctoral housing is available. For more details check out the webpage of the Belfer Institute:


Interested candidates should send their CV, the addresses of three references (including email and phone number), and a cover letter with past achievements and current and future research interests to tom.meier@nulleinstein.yu.edu


Postdoctoral Position Available, Dept of Otorhinolaryngology, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine


A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Elizabeth White, Ph.D., in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. https://www.med.upenn.edu/whitelab/ We are interested in extending our virology and cancer biology expertise into the area of interactions between viruses and host RNA processing.

The laboratory studies the molecular biology of human papillomaviruses (HPVs). We have previously used systematic protein-protein interaction and transcriptional analyses to conduct broad studies on papillomaviruses and the host cells they infect. We continue to investigate the host cell targets identified in these analyses as well as to initiate new systematic approaches to identify and study viral targets. Our overall goal is to understand the molecular mechanisms by which HPVs modulate host immune responses and cause oncogenic transformation, and projects are available in each of these broad areas. The laboratory routinely uses molecular and cell biological techniques as well as computational biology, mass spectrometry, high-throughput screening approaches, and more to investigate HPV biology. For an example of our recent work, see PNAS (2019) 116:7033-7042.

The Department of Otorhinolaryngology within the Perelman School of Medicine provides an outstanding environment for postdoctoral training. Our departmental colleagues include world-class physicians and basic scientists and our laboratory space is adjacent to the Department of Microbiology. Penn is also home to many outstanding tumor virology laboratories, the Abramson Cancer Center, and the Tumor Virology Program. There are abundant opportunities for collaboration with these and other groups at Penn, within the department of Otorhinolaryngology, and at neighboring institutions.


A doctoral degree (Ph.D. and/or M.D.) in the biological sciences and expertise in virology, cancer biology, or a related field, is required. Candidates must also have a collegial attitude, strong work ethic, and excellent communication and technical skills.

Contact: eawhite@nullpennmedicine.upenn.edu

Postdoctoral Position at Johns Hopkins University

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Ryuya Fukunaga at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. The laboratory is focused on understanding RNA biology, including the molecular mechanisms of (1) biogenesis and function of small silencing RNAs such as miRNAs and siRNAs, (2) post-transcriptional gene regulation by RNA-binding proteins, RNases, RNA helicases, and RNA modification enzymes.

We employ a wide range of approaches that include biochemistry, Drosophila genetics, cell culture system, high-throughput sequencing, and structural analysis.

We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic new member of the lab. Candidates must have received (or be expecting) a Ph.D. or M.D. within the past three years in molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, cell biology, structural biology, or a related discipline. Candidates with strong background in biochemical, molecular, cellular, and genetic analyses in RNA biology and/or Drosophila genetics are encouraged to apply.

More information is available at:




Please email [1] cover letter, [2] CV, [3] a brief summary of research interests, accomplishments, and career goals, and [4] contact information of at least three references to Dr. Ryuya Fukunaga at fukunaga@nulljhmi.edu

Postdoctoral Position in RNA splicing dysregulation and oncogenesis, Beckman Research Institute

The Wang laboratory is seeking a talented and motivated Postdoctoral Fellow to lead the project for understanding RNA splicing dysregulation (SF3B1 mutation, occurs in 20% chronic lymphocytic leukemia) and oncogenesis in blood malignancies. We are a young and NIH-funded lab, which is located near Los Angeles within the Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope. Our laboratory focuses on functional genomics in chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and systematically dissects genetic alterations contributing to the disease phenotype utilizing cutting-edge technologies including CRIPSR/Cas9 gene editing, single-cell sequencing, and integrated omics analysis (genomics, transcriptomics, and proteomics), coupling with murine models as well as clinical samples. The ultimate goal is to discover novel prognosis markers and design better therapeutic approaches for this heterogeneous disease. Candidates with strong background in RNA biology, cancer biology, and molecular biology are encouraged to apply.

Minimum Education and Skills Required for Consideration:

  • Ph.D., or M.D./Ph.D. degree in molecular and cancer biology, or a related discipline is required
  • Understanding fundamental mechanism of RNA biogenesis and oncogenesis, genomics and transcriptomic analysis is preferred
  • Familiar with flow cytometry and genetic murine models is preferred

The Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope is a world renowned institute with specific focus on the translational research. The Department of Systems Biology includes 13 research faculty and 80 postdoctoral fellows, staff scientists and research associates and is supported by an annual budget of $7 million in research grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM).

For consideration, please directly send a CV, a brief statement of scientific research interests and start date availability to: lilwang@nullcoh.org. For detail laboratory information, please visit https://www.cityofhope.org/research/systems-biology/systems-biology-research-labs/lili-wang-lab.


Postdoctoral Fellow Position Available, Nelson Lau Lab, Dept of Biochemistry


The Nelson Lau lab in the Dept of Biochemistry is looking for a candidate with a PhD and prior molecular biology and biochemistry experience, a record of publications, and some proficiency with bioinformatics. Skills with Drosophila fly genetics or mosquitoes will also be highly considered. Genomics and deep sequencing experience will also be a plus.

Our group studies basic gene regulation mechanisms by small RNAs and the RNA interference pathway in animals. Specifically, we are interested in dissecting the molecular mechanisms of RNAi in the control of viruses and transposons during animal aging and brain function.

Candidates should send a CV, list of publications, and arrange for three recommendation letters to be sent to Nelson Lau: nclau@nullbu.edu.