The RNA Society of Japan

Post‐doctoral Position at Boston University

Feb 08, 2016

PosterPostdoctoral Scholar position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Ruslan Afasizhev at the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, Boston University Medical Campus.

Our NIH‐funded program focuses on the mechanisms of RNA processing in trypanosomes. The areas of mitochondrial mRNA editing, mRNA stability, translation and small RNAs biogenesis are of particular interest. For more details, please see recent publications listed below.

Our collaborations extend into structural biology, mass spectrometry, drug design and bioinformatics. Required qualifications include strong background in molecular biology and biochemistry, and a record of peer‐reviewed publications. Experience in RNAi, bioinformatics, RNA‐Seq, ribosome profiling, protein purification, mass spectrometry and parasite genetics is desirable, but not required.

This position carries a starting salary of $42,000‐45,000, commensurate with experience, plus health benefits. Funding will be provided for up to three years although fellowship applications are encouraged.

Boston University Medical Campus is located in the vibrant South End area of Boston and offers a highly collaborative environment, unlimited networking possibilities, excellent core facilities and outstanding cultural and recreational opportunities.

To apply, please send a letter of intent, CV and contact information for three references to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Aphasizheva et al., Mol Cell Biol, 2014.
Aphasizheva and Aphasizhev, Trends in Parasitology, 2015.
Aphasizheva et al., Mol Microbiology, 2015.
Suematsu et al, Molecular Cell, 2016.

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