Postdoctoral Position to Study Biology of tRNA-derived RNAs and tRNA Biogenesis Under Stress

Posted on February 25,

A postdoctoral position is available to study biology of tRNA-derived RNAs and tRNA biogenesis under stress. We are seeking to recruit new colleagues that will have joint appointment in the laboratories of Paul Anderson and Pavel Ivanov at the Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA. The position is available immediately and supported by NIH grants. Initial appoitments will be made for two years with the possibility of extension.

Our laboratories work at the cutting-edge of RNA biology and cell biology. We focus on two major overlapping topics. The first is investigating stress-induced adaptation of mRNA translation and functions of novel non-coding RNAs derived from tRNAs (so called stress-induced tRNA-derived RNAs, or tiRNAs). The second is investigating Stress Granules, RNA granules with multiple functions in cellular physiology and pathophysiology. We employ diverse  RNA-based tools to illuminate the biological and biomedical significance of tiRNAs and Stress Granules.

Candidate requirements: A PhD degree (or equivalent) in the biological sciences or a closely related field. Previous experience in molecular and cell biology is necessary. Prior knowledge of basic RNA biology methodology is desired. Evidence of scholarly ability (record of publication in peer-reviewed journals, conference presentations, etc). The candidate is expected to have adequate writing skills, prepare and write research papers, conference presentations and research proposals. Two major requirements include the ability to work independently as well as in the team and a high level of motivation. 

It is expected that high quality publications will result from this work.

Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School  are  equal opportunity employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

Interested individuals should send a CV, names of three references, and a cover letter with a brief statement of future research interests and career goals to:

[email protected]

      Pavel Ivanov, PhD
      Assistant Professor of Medicine / Associate Immunologist
      Brigham and Women's Hospital & Harvard Medical School