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Senior Investigator/Tenure-Track Investigator - RNA biology

July 27, 2023   

The National Cancer Institute (NCI), Center for Cancer Research (CCR), RNA Biology Laboratory is seeking an outstanding scientist to lead an independent research group focused on any area of RNA biology. The successful candidate will be part of the RNA Biology Laboratory on the Frederick, Maryland campus. The RNA Biology Laboratory, which is the equivalent of a small department at an academic institution, was formed in 2017 to enhance RNA research at the NCI.

We seek candidates who will complement our current group of six dynamic and collaborative principal investigators.  Areas of particular interest include, but are not limited to, RNA therapeutics; long noncoding RNAs; RNA modifications; RNA genomics and bioinformatics; RNA transport and visualization; mechanisms of RNA condensation and granule formation; and the ways in which altered RNA homeostasis results in diseases such as cancer.

Find more information HERE.
Contact Patrick Miller, Faculty Recruitment Coordinator at millerp@mail.nih.gov with questions.

Weill Cornell

Postdoctoral Fellow and Lab Researcher Positions

July 27, 2023

The Laboratory of Dr. Ben Kleavland in the Department Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Weill-Cornell is looking to recruit 2 research assistants and 1 postdoctoral fellow. We are  interested in adding passionate and curious scientists at any stage of training to our team. We value kindness, grit, and diversity. Women and minorities are specifically encouraged to apply. Expertise in RNA biology, molecular neuroscience, and/or computational biology is valued though not required.

Please send a CV, contact information for 2–3 references, and a cover letter that includes research interests and career goals. Please include a paragraph describing what you would like to work on in the Kleaveland lab. New projects, ideas, and approaches are encouraged. Inquiries should be sent to bek9059@med.cornell.edu.

Note to prospective applicants: Finding a research lab to call home is  an exciting, daunting, and ultimately shared decision. Just as we will  want to make sure that you're a good fit for us, we will be happy to connect you with current and former lab members so that you can make sure that we're a good fit for you.

More information at kleavelandlab.org.


Postdoctoral Fellow in RNA Biology

July 27, 2023  

The Steckelberg Lab in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics at Columbia University is seeking a skilled and enthusiastic postdoctoral researcher to join our team. Our lab is focused on mechanistic, structure-level understanding of host-virus interactions, with a particular interest in the interconnection between viral life cycle and RNA metabolism. Current projects include the analysis of RNA turnover and RNA quality control pathways during infection with RNA viruses of the Coronaviridae, Flaviviridae and Tombusviridae families.
The successful candidate will join the vibrant and collaborative research community of Columbia University Irving Medical Center, and have access to a state-of-the-art structural biology and biophysical equipment.

Minimum QualificationsPh.D. or equivalent degree in biochemistry, biophysics, structural biology, molecular biology, virology, microbiology, or related field. 
Find more information HERE.
To apply, please visit http://apply.interfolio.com/113565 to provide your CV and a cover letter stating your motivation to join our team. Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Feel free to email Dr. Lena Steckelberg with any questions.


Postdoctoral Positions to Investigate the Spatial Cell Biology of RNA

July 27, 2023

Multiple NIH-funded postdoctoral positions are available in David Shechner's lab at the University of Washington in Seattle, including a project jointly mentored by Charles Murry at UW's Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine (ISCRM). We are looking for talented, curious, and collaborative colleagues who are excited about using cutting-edge genomics technologies to understand the spatial cell biology of RNA. Their projects will investigate the molecular mechanisms by which RNAs coordinate subcellular compartmentalization in biomolecular condensates like nucleoli, splicing speckles, and transcription condensates, and will reveal how these architectural processes are dysregulated in heart disease and cancer. 

Find complete job advertisement HERE.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the contact information for three references to David Shechner. Come join our team of plucky RNA Nerds!


Postdoctoral Position – Maquat Lab

July 27, 2023

A post-doctoral position is open in the Maquat Lab at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, NY. Potential projects include study of – FMRP function in Fragile X Syndrome (FXS); newly defined effectors of nonsense-mediated mRNA decay; or mechanistic coupling of transcription and RNA processing on chromatin and beyond. Applicants should hold a PhD or MD/PhD degree(s) and have expertise in molecular, cellular, or structural biology. A background in neurobiology and/or stem-cell biology will facilitate the work on FXS; a background in computational biology will facilitate all projects, but neither is required.  
Complete job announcement and application instructions HERE.


Senior Scientist, Analytical Sciences & Structural Biology

July 27, 2023

The Editas Analytical Sciences & Structural Biology team in Boulder, Colorado focuses on three key areas. The first is fundamental research aimed at driving the design of the next generation of therapies. The second is process development on declared lead guide RNAs (gRNAs) to enable a streamlined path to manufacturing. The third is the manufacture of high-quality gRNAs to support internal clinical programs and those of our collaborators.

This new role on the Analytical Sciences & Structural Biology team in Boulder provides a unique opportunity to contribute to Editas’ efforts through developing methodologies to characterize structure/function relationships in CRISPR nucleases, including how chemical changes to the guide RNAs affect efficacy. 

Must have a Ph.D. in chemistry, biochemistry, biophysics, or a related field, 3+ years of experience in the pharma/biotechnology industry; experience with in vitro transcription, purification, and characterization of mRNA or similar technologies; and significant experience with biophysical characterization of macromolecules, and extensive knowledge of electrophoretic, spectroscopic and chromatographic methodologies.

Find more information HERE.



Scientist II, Molecular Biology

July 27, 2023

At Editas Medicine we’re focused on translating the power and potential of the CRISPR/Cas9 and CRISPR/Cpf1 (also known as Cas12a) genome editing systems into a robust pipeline of medicines for people living with serious diseases around the world.

We are looking for a highly motivated and creative molecular biologist to join the Editas Platform. The ideal candidate will have expertise in addressing challenging genomic problems and a passion for assay development. The selected candidate will collaborate with scientific teams to identify genomic assay development requirements, propose the optimal approach, and define the experimental design and timelines and oversee the coordination of assay validation in partnership with scientific teams. Upon validation, the candidate will lead the transfer of new assays to a high-throughput production process. A thorough understanding of genomics, cell culture and experience with Next Generation Sequencing Technologies will be essential to successfully execute this objective.

Must have a PhD (2+) or MS (10+) degree in molecular biology or related field.

Find more information HERE.



Positions at All Levels in RNA Biology and Therapeutics, Pfizer

July 27, 2023

Positions available at multiple US Pfizer research locations, including Massachusetts, New York, Missouri, and Connecticut.  Job titles span from Director through Senior Principal Scientist, Scientist, Associate Scientist, and postdoctoral fellows. Jobs also available that do not require a PhD. Research groups cover RNA Medicine, RNA therapeutics, RNA Biology, RNA Biotherapeutics Discovery Analytics, mRNA-LNP production, Biologics & RNA, and more.

Pfizer careers are like no other. In our culture of individual ownership, we believe in our ability to improve future healthcare, and potential to transform millions of lives. We’re looking for new talent to join our global community, to unearth new innovative therapies that make the world a healthier place. Currently we have 16+ openings for talented RNA scientists.

Find current job openings HEREBe sure to type RNA into the search bar.


Atomic AI

Multiple Positions- Functional Genomics, RNA Biology, Computational Chemistry

July 27, 2023

Atomic AI, Inc. is a well-funded, early-stage biotech company located in South San Francisco. Our mission is to transform the rational design of molecules and medicines through the cutting-edge fusion of artificial intelligence and structural biology. Atomic’s unique R&D platform, based on research featured on the cover of Science (doi.org/10.1126/science.abe5650), provides new strategies to treat or cure previously undruggable diseases by targeting RNA structure.

We are an interdisciplinary team working across computational and experimental biology and believe that our strongest asset is our people. Atomic AI’s culture promotes an open-minded atmosphere, with people willing to push themselves out of their comfort zones to pursue bold ideas.  .

Find more information HERE



Senior Research Associate 2, Next Generation Sequencing or Gene Editing

July 27, 2023

BioMarin is the world leader in delivering therapeutics that provide meaningful advances to patients who live with serious and life-threatening rare genetic diseases. We target diseases that lack effective therapies and affect relatively small numbers of patients, many of whom are children. These conditions are often inherited, difficult to diagnose, progressively debilitating and have few, if any, treatment options. BioMarin will continue to focus on advancing therapies that are the first or best of their kind.

We are looking for a highly motivated Senior Research Associates with extensive molecular biology experience to join our gene editing research group in San Rafael, CA or our sequencing core team in Novato, CA.  A BS or MS degree plus experience required for both positions.

Find more information and apply for Sr Research Associate 2, Gene Editing HERE.


Postdoctoral Fellow mRNA-based Biotherapeutics

July 27, 2023

Pfizer’s Cell Line Development (CLD) organization is seeking a highly motivated and highly qualified postdoctoral fellow to develop technologies that enhance RNA-based modalities in our St. Louis, MO (Chesterfield) facility. The postdoctoral fellow will have the opportunity to perform platform technology development activities that are critical to advance Pfizer’s biotherapeutics pipeline toward clinical and commercial development.

This role requires expertise in molecular biology/biochemistry with an emphasis on RNA biology/biochemistry, including in vitro transcription reactions. Qualified candidates must have Ph.D. in cell/molecular biology/biochemistry or related field with 0‐4 years’ experience; and 1-2 first-author publications (published or manuscripts submitted for publication) in high-quality specialty or general readership journals.

Find complete job description and application HERE.


Multiple Positions in Biotech for All Levels of RNA Scientists

July 27, 2023

Proclinical Staffing is currently recruiting RNA scientists for a variety positions in the biotech and pharmaceutical industries. Proclinical is one of the leading international life sciences recruitment agencies. We assist experienced professionals with finding permanent jobs and contract jobs at pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, medical device manufacturers, clinical research organisations and other life sciences companies, including leading global brands and smaller emerging companies. Current job openings in RNA biology and/or molecular biology include-

Find more information HERE.

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