$40,000 - $51,000 a year (estimate)
Performs advanced research duties under the supervision/direction of a Principal Investigator.
This position is seeking a Postdoctoral Candidate to work in a lab at the convergence of RNA biology and cancer molecular biology. Prior RNA molecular biology experience is required, with previous experience in ribosome profiling, qPCR, translational control, making stable clonal cell lines, and a detailed knowledge of translational control, and RNA processing (specifically splicing and/or alternative polyadenylation) steps being particularly useful. This position will NOT involve work with animals.
Candidates will have the opportunity to do basic science research as they work in a translational research environment. They will learn and apply cutting edge methodologies to study how cytoplasmic capping and the FHIT tumor suppressor modulate the expression of the epitranscriptome in cancer and stress responses in the lab of Dr. Daniel Kiss.
Excellent organization, communication and critical thinking skills, the ability to work both independently and in a team-based environment, plus self-motivation are prerequisites. Ideal applicants will be eligible (and encouraged) to apply for independent postdoctoral fellowships. Postdocs belonging to underrepresented groups, non-traditional tracks, and those interested in eventually transitioning to industry positions are encouraged to apply.
If interested, please attach a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and list of three references with your application. In your letter of interest, please describe your research background, interests and future career goals.
PATIENT AGE GROUP SERVED
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Develops research methods and performs research activities. (EF)
Documents research results and writes reports of results for presentation and/or publication in professional journals and other publications. (EF)
Assists in maintaining the functionality and operations of the Principal Investigator’s laboratory. (EF)
Demonstrates the components of the I CARE values. (EF)
Follows all safety rules while on the job. Reports accidents promptly and corrects minor safety hazards. Communicates with peers and management regarding any hazards identified in the workplace. (EF)
Performs other duties as assigned by the Principal Investigator.
M.D. or Ph.D required
Experience requirements will vary depending on the field of research.
Postdoctoral Fellow 0 no Postdoc experience required
Postdoctoral Fellow 1 one year of Postdoc experience
Postdoctoral Fellow 2 two years of experience
Postdoctoral Fellow 3 three years of postdoc experience
Postdoctoral Fellow 4 four years of postdoc experience
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED
SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
Experience in biomedical research required.
Research laboratory environment.
Research laboratory environment