Postdoctoral Position in Single Molecule Biophysics of pre-mRNA Splicing in the Hoskins Lab at U. Wisconsin-Madison
Posted on May 19

We are recruiting a highly motivated postdoctoral scientist to pursue research in biochemical and biophysical characterization of human splicing factors. We are specifically interested in scientists interested in two collaborative research projects:

  1. Characterization of Human Splicing Regulatory Complexes by Colocalization Single Molecule Spectroscopy (CoSMoS). This collaborative project (w/ Dr. Doug Black, UCLA) will study the RNA-binding and molecular properties of large splicing regulatory complexes isolated from genetically-modified human cells.
  2. High-throughput Analysis of RNA Binding by Human Splicing Factors. This highly collaborative project (w/ Dr. Dan Herschlag, Stanford; Dr. Doug Black, UCLA; and Dr. Don Rio, Berkeley) will use cutting-edge technologies to study how human splicing factors interact with thousands of sequence-defined RNA targets and the influence of trans-acting factors on these interactions.

Qualified applicants should have a PhD in Biochemistry or Biophysics or related field and extensive experience in working with RNA, nucleic acids, or single molecule biophysical methods. Top candidates will show strong interest in being part of a vibrant research team and community, mentoring of junior scientists, and in promoting inclusion and diversity in science.

This funded position will be for two years with a possibility of extension. Start dates may be as early as Fall 2020. Interested applicants should email Dr. Aaron Hoskins ([email protected]) a CV and letter of introduction including the completion (or expected completion) date of their PhD studies, proposed start date, a list of publications, names of three references who may be contacted for letters, and a brief description of future research interests.