Postdoctoral Research Associate position will become available starting October 1, 2021 in the laboratory of Professor Eriks Rozners at Binghamton University to work on a project "Chemical Approaches to Control the Function of Regulatory RNAs" supported by an R35 grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences. The initial appointment is for one year and will be renewable for up to additional two years.
The Postdoctoral Research Associate will assume a leading role in a team involving several graduate and undergraduate students and is expected to expand the project on sequence-specific recognition of double-stranded RNA using triplex-forming peptide nucleic acids (PNAs) in new directions. Specifically, the Postdoctoral Research Associate will be responsible for synthesis, biophysical studies and biological (cell culture) experiments to test the ability of triplex-forming PNAs to modulate the structure and function of complex non-coding regulatory RNAs. The project is interdisciplinary and involves collaborations with structural biochemists. The project involves synthetic organic chemistry, nucleic acid chemistry and biochemistry, and RNA biology to study the biological activity of triplex-forming PNAs in live cells. For more information of our research group and projects, please visit http://chemiris.chem.binghamton.edu/ROZNERS/rozners.htm
The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in chemistry, biochemistry or related field and experience with nucleic acid synthesis. Experience with RNA biology and cell culture work will be strong advantages. The position will be available starting October 1, 2021 and will remain open until filled. For more information contact Professor Eriks Rozners at firstname.lastname@example.org.