Postdoctoral fellow position to study R-loops at Emory University

Posted on June 5,

A postdoctoral position is available in the Bou-Nader’s lab in the Department of Biochemistry at Emory University to study how R-loops control genome integrity in human health and diseases. Our laboratory is developing new methodologies to understand mechanistically how R-loops regulate gene expression or trigger DNA-damage. We use a multiprong approach combining biochemistry, cryo-EM, chemical biology, and molecular biology to uncover the principles of R-loop formation and interaction with proteins which drive both positive and toxic effects in cells. Find out more about the lab here.

The research is fully funded by NIH and CRNA grants. As part of Emory, we have access to state-of-the-art instrumentation for structural biology (including X-ray crystallography, cryo-EM, atomic force microscopy, NMR), biophysics, genomics, multiomics, mice and primate research centers, etc. We provide a tailored mentoring environment and Emory offers many training opportunities for postdocs to develop additional skills.

The position comes with a competitive salary and comprehensive health insurance and benefits. Applications from international students or U.S. citizens are equally welcome.


  • PhD degree in biochemistry, biophysics, structural biology, molecular biology, or related field with no more than three years of postgraduate experience.
  • Experience with cryoEM or human cell cultures or genomics/informatics or RNA/R-loop biology.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.

To Apply:

Please send an email to Charles Bou-Nader ([email protected]) with:

  • Your CV
  • Cover letter discussing your scientific interests and goals

Emory University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.