Postdoctoral opportunities studying Epitranscriptomics in the Meyer Lab
The Meyer Lab in the Department of Biochemistry is looking for 1-2 postdocs to join our team of highly motivated scientists as we investigate RNA modifications and their roles in cellular function. Our lab is at the forefront of epitranscriptomics research and develops cutting-edge methods to understand functional roles of RNA methylation in the control of gene expression. We have several exciting projects aimed at new technology development as well as investigation of RNA methylation in cellular function and disease. We are looking for passionate and talented scientists to join our group. All research backgrounds are welcome, but experience in molecular biology, genetics, cell biology, computational biology, or a related research field is preferred. Come join our fantastic team and be a part of the excellent RNA environment at Duke!
Learn more about the Meyer Lab here: www.themeyerlab.com
Postdoctoral position in RNA engineering and cell editing in Josh Huang lab at Duke University School of Medicine
We are seeking 2 Postdoctoral Fellows in the area of RNA biology, RNA-programmable cell editing, and RNA therapeutics.
We have recently invented a programmable RNA sensor technology that couples the detection of cell-defining RNAs with translation of effector proteins to monitor and manipulate specific cell types and cell states (Qian Y_Huang ZJ. (2022) Programmable RNA sensing for cell monitoring and manipulation. Nature. 610(7933):713-721. PMID: 36198803). CellREADR (Cell access through RNA sensing by endogenous ADAR) enables RNA-based recording and manipulation of animal cells in ways that are specific, versatile, easy, and generalizable across organ systems and species. As such CellREADR will allow reading and writing cells in the animal body akin to CRISPR for reading and writing genes in the genome. CellReadr is ushering in a new generation of molecular and cell engineering tools with exceptionally broad applications in biology, biotechnology, and programmable RNA medicine. More information can be found at this web portal: https://www.neuro.duke.edu/research/faculty-labs/cellreadr
Leveraging RNA biology, computation bioinformatics, and animal models, we are further innovating and enhancing the CellREADR technology in its specificity, efficacy, scalability, generality, and delivery. In parallel, we are also applying CellREADR to a variety of biomedical research and therapeutic applications. Although my laboratory is mainly focused on brain function and brain disorders, the CellReadr technology is also driving us into other areas of biomedical research and therapeutics including cancer.
Josh Huang is a Duke School of Medicine Distinguished Professor of Neuroscience,
Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences,
Recipient of 2021 NIH Director’s Pioneer Award for inventing the RNA sensor technology
More information on Josh Huang lab can be found at:
Duke University and the Research Triangle Area in North Carolina is an exceptionally rich environment for biomedical research and biotechnology, with booming pharmaceutical and technology industry. The Department and Duke University have a comprehensive program to support Postdoctoral Fellows in their training, career development, and family benefits.
Candidates for this position should complete their PhD degree and have strong training and publication record in molecular genetics, RNA biology, or other areas of systems biology.
Please send application to firstname.lastname@example.org.