Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in quantitative RNA biology to identify mechanisms of noncoding RNAs in disease and development


Los Angeles, CA

Job posting number: #7102411

Posted: June 13, 2022

Job Description

The Zamudio lab in the UCLA Department of Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology, the Broad Stem Cell Research Center, and the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center is seeking career-driven and creative Postdoctoral Research Associates to join our team. We are studying new mechanisms of gene regulation by functional noncoding RNAs using a combination of cell biology, biochemistry, genomic, and system biology approaches. Laboratory research will involve a variety of cutting-edge approaches in RNA, computational and stem cell biology providing an ‪excellent multidisciplinary research training opportunity. Additionally, ‬‬UCLA Life Sciences has excellent professional development resources that are available to support your career objectives.

This position is funded by the NIH National Institute of General Medical Sciences and will help establish novel mechanisms in Argonaute and lincRNA regulation. We will focus on defining how noncoding RNAs contribute to cell cycle progression and genome stability. Available projects are discovering new ways that noncoding RNAs function and determining how they act during disease progression to expand treatment strategies.

Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Genetics/Genomics, Bioinformatics, Chemistry or a related field is required. ‪Experience and publication record in biochemistry, statistical genomics, computational biology, stem cell biology or related fields‬ is desired. Additional experience analyzing CLIP, ChIP, WGBS or RNA-seq data is preferred, but not required. ‪Applicants with strong background in RNA molecular biology, genetics or related fields who are interested in developing new genomic approaches in mouse models are also encouraged to apply. ‬Competitive candidates will have a record of scientific productivity, leadership and collaborations.‬‬‬‬

Start Date: ASAP

Requirements and desired skills for the position:
● PhD or MD degree.
● No more than three years of prior work as a postdoctoral fellow.
● Training in biochemistry, computational or molecular biology.
● Record of publication in peer-reviewed journals.
● Desirable skills and experience include: (1) prior work with mammalian stem cells or laboratory mice; (2) RNA characterization; (3) experience with protein manipulation including immunodetection and isolation of complexes; (4) analysis of genomic datasets; (5) performing genetic screens.
● Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

Applicants should submit the following to [email protected]:
1) Cover letter summarizing: laboratory experience and interests in gene regulation, RNA biology and/or bioinformatics, your long-term career goals, and availability date.
2) Curriculum vitae (including publications and awards/honors).
3) List of at least three references.

To apply:
Candidates are required to submit application packets via email to the overseeing PI Jesse Zamudio, PhD at [email protected]. Your cover letter should be addressed to: Prof. Jesse Zamudio.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. Further, the Department of Ophthalmology values equity, diversity and inclusion. UCLA has programs to assist in partner employment, childcare, schooling and other family concerns. For additional information, visit the UCLA Academic Personnel Office website or the UC Office of the President’s website. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy.

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