Postdoctoral positions are available for highly talented and motivated candidates willing to address fundamental questions of RNA regulation in viruses and vertebrate systems.

The available projects focus on the study of post-transcriptional RNA regulators such as microRNA and other small non-coding regulatory RNAs, RNA-binding proteins and epitranscriptomic modifications with the goal to integrate these mechanisms into a single post-transcriptional regulatory framework. To address this goal, the lab combines high-throughput genetic, genomic, and proteomic approaches applied to two independent but technically interconnected areas: vertebrate development and viral replication, using zebrafish and filoviruses as primary model systems. Additional information can be found at www.bumc.bu.edu/biochemistry/people/faculty/daniel-cifuentes/

Candidates should have a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree and at least a first author publication. Strong experience in molecular biology is required and knowledge of computational biology will be a plus, but even more important is their motivation to learn and problem-solving skills to adapt to the scientific challenges and become positive members of the lab. The position is funded for at least two years, contingent on performance.

To apply please send to Dr. Cifuentes (cifulab@bu.edu) a cover letter stating research interests, CV, and contact for three references.