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Post-Doctoral Opportunity

A Post-Doctoral Position is open in the Maquat Lab at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, NY. Applicants should hold a PhD or MD/PhD degree(s) and have expertise in molecular, cellular, or structural biology to study one of a number of ongoing projects, including but not limited to FMRP function in Fragile X Syndrome (FXS), newly defined effectors of nonsense-mediated mRNA decay, or the mechanistic coupling of transcription and RNA processing on chromatin and beyond. A background in neurobiology and/or stem-cell biology would facilitate the work on FXS (see, e.g., https://www.nature.com/articles/s41556-020-00618-1), and a background in computational biology would facilitate all projects, but neither is required.

Interested individuals should submit:

  1. A complete curriculum vitae
  2. The names and email addresses of three references (applicants should state their relationship to each)
  3. A description of RNA research experience, including experimental approaches and technologies with which the applicant has experience

 

The successful applicant will join a very productive, interactive lab and a lively, supportive RNA community that consists of more than 25 labs spanning the University of Rochester Medical Center and the adjacent Colleges of Arts, Sciences & Engineering. The Maquat lab offers an outstanding research environment, excellent opportunities to collaborate with basic scientists and clinicians, and a strong record of training post-docs for academic positions.

Please submit applications to: Liz Leverenz

Maquat Lab

Center for RNA Biology

Post-Doctoral Opportunity

A Post-Doctoral Position is open in the Maquat Lab at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, NY. Applicants should hold a PhD or MD/PhD degree(s) and have expertise in molecular, cellular, or structural biology to study one of a number of ongoing projects, including but not limited to FMRP function in Fragile X Syndrome (FXS), or effectors of nonsense-mediated mRNA decay efficiency. A background in neurobiology and/or stem-cell biology would facilitate the work on FXS (see, e.g., https://www.nature.com/articles/s41556-020-00618-1), and a background in computational biology would facilitate both projects, but neither is required.  

Interested individuals should submit:

  1. A complete curriculum vitae
  2. The names and email addresses of three references (applicants should state their relationship to each)
  3. A description of RNA research experience, including experimental approaches and technologies with which the applicant has experience

 

The successful applicant will join a very productive, interactive lab and a lively, supportive RNA community that consists of more than 25 labs spanning the University of Rochester Medical Center and the adjacent Colleges of Arts, Sciences & Engineering. The Maquat lab offers an outstanding research environment, excellent opportunities to collaborate with basic scientists and clinicians, and a strong record of training post-docs for academic positions.

Please submit applications to: Liz Leverenz

Maquat Lab

Center for RNA Biology

Lab Technician Opportunity

There is a full-time laboratory technician position available in the Maquat Lab to assist in day-to-day operations. The Maquat lab consists of RNA-centric groups of biochemists/molecular biologists studying the molecular basis of human diseases, including fragile X syndrome, the most common single-gene cause of autism spectrum disorder.  

Responsibilities consist of overall lab maintenance, including ordering reagents and supplies; basic molecular biology experiments, including large- and small-scale plasmid preparations, molecular cloning, and analyses of proteins and RNAs; and record keeping. Organizational skills are critical. Prior laboratory experience is optimal.  Requirements: BA/BS in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Biology, Neuroscience, Biomedical Engineering or a related field.  

Please send Resume, including courses taken and grades obtained, and a cover letter with the names and contact information of three references to:

Liz Leverenz in c/o Dr. Lynne Maquat, Director, Center for RNA Biology; Professor, Depts. of Biochemistry & Biophysics, Oncology, and Pediatrics; University of Rochester School of Medicine.

Maquat Lab

Center for RNA Biology

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