Postdoc position available at Columbia University to study the biology of m6A RNA methylation in neurons
Posted on May 25

A Post-doctoral position is available immediately in the Pellizzoni lab at Columbia University to study the role of m6A RNA methylation in development and disease of the nervous system with a specific focus on the biology of motor neurons and the neural circuits that control movement. The research project will employ multidisciplinary approaches in the areas of genomics, RNA/protein biochemistry and neuroscience using cellular and animal model systems. 

The Pellizzoni lab is part of the Center for Motor Neuron Biology and Disease and is affiliated with the Departments of Neurology and Pathology and Cell Biology at Columbia University.

The candidate must hold a Ph.D. in the biological sciences and have strong expertise in biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology. Prior experience with mouse models and viral gene delivery will be an advantage but is not a requirement. Ideal applicants must have strong written/oral communication skills, ability to work effectively in a team environment and a proven record of research accomplishments.

Interested applicants should email Dr. Livio Pellizzoni ([email protected]) their CV, a letter of introduction with a description of scientific interests and career goals, and contact information for three references. The initial appointment is for one year with the possibility of extension for several years.