Postdoctoral Fellow (Non-coding RNAs and nuclear condensates in cancer and development)

Posted on August 17,

Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C, USA.

We are a group of scientists interested in the cell biology of gene control. We are inviting applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow position to study the role of non-coding RNAs and nuclear bodies (condensates) in gene regulation, cancer, aging, and various developmental programs. The projects in the lab employ an array of experimental tools, including NGS-based chromatin analyses, high-resolution live-cell imaging, and proteomic approaches. Prior experience in live-cell microscopy, genomics methods, and molecular biology is highly preferred. Two potential research areas include;(1) Interaction between nuclear condensates and transcriptional enhancers in signal-activated gene programs and chromatin architecture using in vivo model systems and (2) the Role of RNA-protein complexes in anti-cancer drug action and the development of chemoresistance. The multidisciplinary nature of the projects and highly interactive lab environment will expose the candidates to several cutting-edge technologies and facilitate their growth as independent and innovative thinkers.

Interested applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in biological sciences. Individuals will have opportunities to obtain training on computational tools to analyze imaging and genomics data. Applicants must have good quality, peer-reviewed publications as the first author in internationally recognized journals. Candidates will work side-by-side with the PI. There will be a strong emphasis on mentorship targeted to help the postdoctoral fellow to transition into an independent position that appeals to them. D.C, Maryland, and Virginia triangle offer an outstanding scientific environment with a perfect blend of vibrant city life, safe neighborhoods, and several top-ranked school districts. Georgetown University offers excellent benefits packages for individuals and families. The position is available immediately.

Interested applicants should send (i) A brief statement of previous research experience and future research/career plans. (ii) Curriculum vitae with contact information of three referees as a single PDF file, by email, to Dr. Sreejith Nair ([email protected]), Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Georgetown University.