Two Postdoctoral Positions to Study RNA Editing at Boston University

Posted on July 19,

Two Postdoctoral Associate positions are available in the laboratories of Prof. Ruslan Afasizhev and Inna Afasizheva in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, Boston University Medical Campus. Our NIH-funded programs focus on the mechanisms of mitochondrial RNA editing and processing in trypanosomes. Current projects encompass mitochondrial transcription, mRNA editing, polyadenylation and translation, and small RNA biogenesis. Our collaborations extend into mass spectrometry, bioinformatics, super-resolution microscopy, and cryo-electron microscopy.

We have recently determined the first structures of RNA editing complexes, which opens exciting opportunities for high-impact research.

Position #1 requires a strong background in molecular biology and biochemistry, and peer-reviewed publications. Experience in RNA-Seq, protein purification or mass spectrometry is desirable.

Position #2 is for a bioinformatician interested in deep sequencing data analysis and interactomics.

Boston University Medical Campus in the vibrant South End area offers a collaborative environment, networking possibilities in a thriving biomedical community, and outstanding cultural and recreational opportunities. Starting postdoc salary is $65,000 plus benefits. More senior applicants will be considered, commensurate with experience. Funding will be provided for at least three years.

To apply, please send a letter of intent and CV to [email protected]

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