Postdoctoral Position – Gonatopoulos-Pournatzis Lab, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, USA

Posted on September 28,

A fully funded postdoctoral fellow position is open in the Gonatopoulos-Pournatzis lab within the RNA Biology Laboratory at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in Frederick, MD at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The research in the lab focuses on characterizing regulatory networks that control alternative splicing and on the systematic interrogation of transcript isoforms with critical roles in normal physiology and disease states. We address these questions by applying functional genomics combined with molecular biology and biochemical approaches as well as the generation of animal models. For more information visit our lab’s webpage: https://ccr.cancer.gov/staff-directory/thomas-gonatopoulos-pournatzis.

Recent related publications:

  1. Application of CHyMErA Cas9-Cas12a combinatorial genome-editing platform for genetic interaction mapping and gene fragment deletion screening. Nature Protocols, 2021
  2. Genetic interaction mapping and exon-resolution functional genomics with a hybrid Cas9-Cas12a platform. Nature Biotechnology, 2020
  3. Autism-Misregulated eIF4G Microexons Control Synaptic Translation and Higher Order Cognitive Functions. Molecular Cell, 2020
  4. Genome-wide CRISPR-Cas9 Interrogation of Splicing Networks Reveals a Mechanism for Recognition of Autism-Misregulated Neuronal Microexons. Molecular Cell, 2018

Requirements: Applicants should hold a PhD or MD/PhD degree(s) and the ideal candidate should have expertise in molecular and computational biology and the ability to work independently and as part of a team.

We offer a dynamic multi-disciplinary team within the RNA Biology department of NCI/NIH, providing a stimulating scientific environment. Our group strives to create and maintain a welcoming and equitable environment. We welcome all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity), national origin, age and disability. We offer fully funded long-term positions with competitive salaries (starting at ~$60k without prior research experience) and benefits. The NCI Frederick campus is within driving distance to Washington DC, Baltimore and Bethesda providing numerous opportunities for dual careers.

To apply: Send your complete CV with contact information of 2-3 referees and a motivation letter including research interests to Thomas Gonatopoulos-Pournatzis: [email protected]