Postdoc position in mRNA cap epitranscriptomics in neuronal differentiation and function at the University of Birmingham, UK

Posted on March 23,

We are looking for a highly motivated Postdoc with a deep interest in mRNA methylation to join our molecular genetics Drosophila research group in the School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham, UK to follow up on our findings about methylation of mRNA cap-adjacent nucleotides recently published in Nature Communications, RNA and BioEssays (Haussmann et al, 2022, Dix et al, 2022 and Anreiter et al, 2021 and 2022).

Our laboratory is interested in determining the fundamental role of 2`-O-ribose methylation of cap-adjacent nucleotides in gene expression. We have developed unique genetic, molecular, biochemical and chemical tools that now allow us now to determine how these mRNA modifications contribute to essential neuronal functions such as reward learning at synapses.

Applicants must hold a PhD degree in biology and have experience in working with RNA. Experience in Illumina sequencing and data analysis would be appreciated. Training in Drosophila genetics will be provided.

This 36 month BBSRC funded fixed-term post-doc appointment is available starting earliest 1. July 2023.

Apply to the following link:,

or to [email protected] with a full CV, a one page personal statement and contact details for at least two referees. Applications arrived before 1. May 2023 will be given full consideration.

For information visit and for informal enquiries please contact Dr Matthias Soller ([email protected])