- Michigan State University
- Location: East Lansing, MI
- Job Number: 7063355
- Posting Date: Feb 3, 2020
- Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionAn NIH funded postdoc position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Chen Chen at Michigan State University. The Chen lab studies the biology of small noncoding RNAs in germ cell development using molecular, biochemical, genomics and proteomics approaches as well as CRISPR/Cas9 knockout mouse models. Current projects focus on the piRNA pathway in germline genome regulation and development. Related publications: Ding D et al. Nature Communications 2017; Ding D et al. Nature Communications 2018; Ding D et al. Nucleic Acids Research 2018; Sun YH et al, Nature Cell Biology 2020).
The funded projects will investigate the mechanism and functional significance of the piRNA pathway in germ cells. Proposed studies will investigate protein-RNA and protein-protein interactions and macromolecular complex formation of piRNA biogenesis machinery in vitro and in animal models.
The successful candidate should hold a recent Ph.D. in biological sciences with a research background in biochemistry, molecular cell biology, genetics and developmental biology. Preference will be given to applicants with strong research experience in one of areas in RNA biology, protein-RNA interactions, protein chemistry and structural biology, genomics and bioinformatics, and molecular biology.
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Dr. Chen Chen
Reproductive and Developmental Sciences Program
Dept. of Animal Science
Dept. of OB/GYN and Reproductive Biology
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824