- Michigan State University
- Location: East Lansing, MI
- Job Number: 7065964
- Posting Date: Apr 30, 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 development and diseases using molecular, biochemical, genomics and proteomics approaches as well as CRISPR/Cas9 knockout mouse models. Current projects focus on the piRNA pathway in genome regulation and germline 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 Chen laboratory is located in a brand new cutting-edge research building with outstanding research environment and support (https://vp.research.msu.edu/news/new-research-building-opens). The funded projects will investigate the mechanism and functional significance of small RNA pathway in gene silencing and regulation. Proposed studies will investigate protein-RNA and protein-protein interactions and macromolecular complex formation of small RNA biogenesis machinery in cells and animal models. The projects have important implications in understanding the onset of human diseases.
The successful candidate should hold a recent Ph.D. in biological sciences with a research background in biochemistry, molecular cell biology, genetics or 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 and cell biology.
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Dr. Chen Chen
Reproductive and Developmental Sciences Program
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824