Research Scientist Position in the Yigit Lab – Molecular Genetics and Genomics Division, New England Biolabs, Inc.

Posted on June 17,

The Molecular Genetics and Genomics Division of New England Biolabs (NEB) is seeking a highly motivated, energetic, and creative individual to join a research group focusing on discovery and biochemical characterization of RNA enzymes. The successful applicant will employ genomic, biochemical and enzymatic approaches for enzyme discovery and functional assessment. Research will be undertaken in a highly collaborative and intellectually open environment where verbal communication of ideas and publication of results are expected.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Discover novel RNA enzymes using genomics, protein screening, sequence- or structure-based similarity searches.
  • Express, purify, and biochemically characterize RNA enzymes.
  • Perform binding and kinetic studies.
  • Collaborate with investigators internally and externally.
  • Communicate findings to the scientific community through publications and presentations.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in protein and/or RNA biochemistry, molecular biology or related field.
  • Protein expression and purification skills.
  • Enzyme kinetics knowledge.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Publication of original scientific work in high-quality journals.
  • Demonstrated scientific communication in both formal and informal settings.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Strong work ethic, emphasizing both efficiency and quality of work.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Technical expertise in RNA biology and standard molecular biology techniques.
  • Expertise in RNA enzyme structure and function.
  • Knowledge of computational tools and bioinformatics.

This position offers exciting opportunities for discovery of novel enzymes, academic collaborations, and publications in peer-reviewed journals as well as participation in national and international conferences.

The link to the application page (Job ID 1763):

Please submit your application with a cover letter.