Postdoctoral Position on RNA recognition in Fang lab at UMass Chan Medical School

Posted on March 17,

The Fang lab at the RNA Therapeutics Institute, UMass Chan Medical School is seeking a postdoctoral associate to work on RNA recognition mechanisms. Current projects include biochemical dissection of microRNA biogenesis and RNA sensing in innate immunity. The Fang lab employs a wide range of tools including biochemistry, functional genomics, imaging, and single-cell technology. To learn more about the Fang lab please visit:

About the PI
Dr. Wenwen Fang received her B.S. in Biology in Fudan University in 2007, and her Ph.D. in Molecular Biology at Princeton University in 2012. She conducted her postdoctoral training in Dr. David Bartel’s lab at the Whitehead Institute/MIT. Wenwen is recipient of distinguished awards including the Department of Defense Predoctoral Fellowship, Scaringe Young Scientist Award (RNA Society), Norton B. Gilula Award (American Society for Cell Biology), Damon Runyon Postdoctoral Fellowship, and the NIH Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00).

About RTI and UMass Chan Medical School
The RNA Therapeutics Institute (RTI) is a world-renowned place for RNA research. By bringing together scientists from both basic science and clinical backgrounds, RTI is at the forefront of translating our fundamental knowledge of RNA biology into novel therapies. For more information please visit

The greater research community at UMass Chan Medical School is known for its strength in RNA biology and immunology, and fosters a highly supportive and collaborative environment. Located in the Worcester and greater Boston area, UMass Chan Medical School is an ideal place for biomedical training with outstanding job prospects in both academia and industry. For more information please visit

What we are looking for
The candidate should have a Ph.D. (or expecting a Ph.D.) in molecular biology or related fields. We are particularly interested in candidates with biochemistry, genomics, immunology, or cell biology background.

Why join us?

  • Exciting inter-disciplinary area with open questions
    • Opportunity to work closely with the PI
    • Opportunity to mentor students and research associates
    • Opportunity to receive co-mentorship in the highly collaborative UMass community
    • Excellent access to facilities, resources, and funding opportunities

How to apply
Interested applicants should send a cover letter describing previous research experience,

CV, and contact information of three referees to the PI at [email protected].