Two Post-Doctoral Fellows for NIH-funded Research on RNA-binding Protein Dynamics, Splicing, and Neurodegeneration

Posted on October 28,

The Hayes laboratory at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine is recruiting two post-doctoral fellows for NIH-funded research on RNA-binding protein dynamics, splicing, and neurodegeneration. 

Post-doc position 1: wet lab focus 

Post-doc position 2: bioinformatics (RNA-seq) focus with opportunities for wet lab exposure as desired

Our laboratory studies the disruption of RNA binding proteins, including TDP-43 and other hnRNP proteins, in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD). For recent work see: https://doi.org/10.1101/2021.08.24.457459 and https://doi.org/10.7554/eLife.51685. We are particularly interested in how RNA processing and nucleocytoplasmic transport intersect to regulate the localization and physiological roles of RNA binding proteins and applying that knowledge to develop novel therapeutics. Our laboratory is located within a highly collaborative network of neurodegeneration labs at JHU, providing an outstanding interdisciplinary training environment. 

Candidates should have a PhD (or nearing completion), with a strong track-record of peer reviewed publications in a relevant field. Expertise in splicing and RNA-protein interactions would be particularly beneficial. We celebrate and strongly encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds to apply. Positions are fully funded though opportunities for grant-writing will be encouraged. Interested candidates should email CV to Dr. Lindsey Hayes ([email protected]).