Postdoctoral Position in small noncoding RNAs and mouse genetics

Posted on November 28,

A postdoctoral position is immediately available in the Vidigal lab, at NIH (USA). Our lab aims to understand how small RNA pathways centered on Argonaute (AGO) proteins regulate mammalian physiology with a strong focus on mouse genetics. Current projects seek to define the regulation of AGO proteins in vivo and the mechanistic details through which they impact mouse development, homeostasis, and disease. In an exciting new area of research, the Vidigal lab is exploring how the functions of AGO2 are regulated between proliferating and quiescent cells as well as the requirement for direct RNA cleavage by AGO2 in quiescence through its conserved but poorly understood catalytic domain.

What we offer:

  • Fully funded postdoc positions up to 5 years including health benefits
  • Opportunity to start your own research program or lead ongoing projects

Who you are:

  • You share our enthusiasm for RNA biology, post-transcriptional gene regulation, and mouse genetics.
  • You have PhD-experience in one or more of the following: mouse development/tumorigenesis or immunology, RNA biology, massively parallel sequencing-based techniques, or bioinformatics.

Advantages of postdoctoral training at NIH:

  • Fully funded positions up to five years
  • Large, diverse, and extraordinary scientific network at the NIH/Bethesda campus. The NIH research community is unparalleled in its size, diversity, and resources
  • Possibility of living in a diverse, liberal, and vibrant city of Washington DC
  • Or living in a calm residential area with great schools and good affordable housing, in Bethesda and Rockville
  • The NIH provides invaluable resources for a wide array of postdoctoral training for career-growth


Send the following to [email protected]

  • 2-paragraph long cover letter explaining your scientific trajectory and why you would like to join us
  • Your CV
  • Email contacts for 3 references

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