Postdoc Position - Structural and Biochemical Mechanisms of RNA Regulation

Posted on May 12,

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

Position Description:

A fully funded postdoctoral position is available in Dr. Traci Hall’s lab at the NIEHS/NIH in North Carolina. We are looking for people who are excited to understand how genes are regulated at the RNA level. We combine molecular, biochemical, and structural approaches to determine how RNA-binding proteins or RNA modifying enzymes select specific targets and what happens when they engage their targets. Better yet, what happens when multiple proteins select and work together on RNA targets?

We are seeking a postdoctoral fellow who has demonstrated success in structural biology (X-ray crystallography, NMR, cryo-electron microscopy) or a biochemist whose background is in RNA biology and epigenetics.  Experience with next generation sequencing methods would certainly be a plus.

We enjoy a stimulating environment, surrounded by interactive colleagues, and we are blessed by long-term collaborations with like-minded groups outside the NIEHS. Our group is part of the Epigenetics & Stem Cell Biology Laboratory, a department applying different approaches to understanding epigenetic gene regulation.  In addition, our lab is adjacent to other structural biology groups, and we share outstanding facilities, including crystallization and X-ray facilities, regular synchrotron access, and a well-established Cryo-EM Core Facility.  Furthermore, the Research Triangle area has vibrant RNA and structural biology communities.

Candidates must possess a Ph.D. degree, strong communication skills, a passion to drive projects, and publications that indicate a record of accomplishment. Candidates must also have fewer than five years of prior postdoctoral experience.

To apply: Please submit a cover letter that explains your background and what about our lab interests you, a curriculum vitae including publications, and names and contact information for three references to Dr. Traci Hall ([email protected]). Applications will be reviewed as they are received and until the position is filled.


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