Postdoctoral Research Associate (Post-Transcriptional Regulation)
The Bazzini Lab (https://research.stowers.org/bazzinilab/index.html) at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research has an opening for a postdoctoral researcher to address fundamental questions in biology related to post-transcriptional regulation.
The lab is particularly interested in unraveling molecular mechanisms to affect mRNA stability/translation and how those regulations can affect development or be related with human diseases.
Candidates will be using zebrafish embryos and human cells, performing genome-wide gene expression analysis at mRNA (RNA-sequencing) and translational levels (ribosome profiling). CRISPR-Cas9 and Cas13 system will be intensively used as well as multiple molecular biology techniques.
Strong knowledge of computational biology, including command of UNIX and R or other programming languages as well as experience in handling large-scale sequence data is preferred but not required.
Candidates should be interested in RNA, gene regulatory networks, development and/or genomics. Successful candidates will have the ability to work in a team-oriented environment as well as have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Minimum requirements include a doctoral degree in the life sciences, computational biology or related field in addition to at least one first author publication.