Postdoctoral position in RNA biology

We have an open postdoctoral position in RNA biology. The available postdoctoral position concerns developing and applying novel genomic approaches to study RNA-protein interaction. The candidate will focus on investigation the dynamic interaction between the transcriptome and the proteome, and how the disruption of those interaction can be used to modulate gene expression and cellular phenotypes in health and disease.

Deadline 30 January 2023


The candidate is expected to contribute his/her own ideas to the common goal of understanding how RNA biology and proteostasis contributes to the appearance of divergent cellular phenotypes. The candidate will perform original research in genomics, and acquire the required experimental and computational skills necessary for the completion of the project. The candidate will use varied model organism, from budding yeast to human. The candidate will be responsible for integrating different kinds of biological information to answer relevant questions (i.e. genomics, proteomics, biochemical…). The successful candidate will take a strong lead in the experimental design, and collaborate with other team members. The candidate is expected to communicate the scientific results by writing up scientific papers and attending scientific meetings. The ideal candidate is also expected to participate in the general duties of the team and to effectively communicate with scientists of very diverse backgrounds in a highly interdisciplinary and international environment. Working language is English.

The candidate will work in collaborative project with our colleagues at MDC Berlin (Piazza lab: ; ). Interested candidates will have the opportunity to perform a short placement at our collaborator’s lab in Berlin. However, that is not a requirement for the position.

Applicants to this position should have a PhD in Molecular Biology, Genomics, Biochemistry or related fields. The successful applicant should have experience interpreting biological data and experimentally testing their hypothesis. Previous experience in RNA biology and eukaryotic gene expression will be highly considered. A strong interest in interdisciplinary technology development, and novel and creative thinking abilities are essential. Preferred experience also includes familiarity with NGS method development, transcriptomics (RNA-Seq), RNA granules, RNA binding proteins, NGS data analysis and bioinformaticsPrevious experience in proteomics and biochemistry will be meriting. Good interpersonal skills and ability to work in teams is essential. Applicants wishing to integrate experimental and computational biology approaches are encouraged to apply.

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Deadline 30 January 2023