Postdoctoral positions in RNA biology at Harvard University, USA

Posted on May 31,

Multiple postdoctoral opportunities are available in the laboratory of Dr. Amanda Whipple in the Department of Molecular & Cellular Biology at Harvard University.

The Whipple lab seeks to discover gene regulatory mechanisms underlying genomic imprinting in the brain and the functions of imprinted, non-coding RNAs in neurophysiology and disease. Our research program aims to address major open questions in the following areas:

1)    Molecular mechanisms controlling imprinted gene expression [epigenetics, chromatin structure, enhancer biology]
2)    Neuronal functions of imprinted non-coding RNAs [long non-coding RNAs, microRNAs, small nucleolar RNAs]
3)    New therapeutic opportunities for imprinted disorders [neurodevelopmental disorders, Angelman syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome]

Previous experience in molecular/cellular biology, computational biology, or neurobiology is advantageous.

Prospective postdoctoral fellows should email your CV to Amanda Whipple at amanda_whipple[at]fas.harvard.edu, along with a cover letter briefly explaining your research interests, research accomplishments, and reasons for pursuing a fellowship in the Whipple lab. Let her know you found this position through the RNA Society.

For more information, visit whipplelab.com