Postdoctoral position at Stowers, USA

posted Jun 6, 2018, 8:28 AM by Flavio Zolessi   [ updated Jun 6, 2018, 8:30 AM ]
Postdoctoral Research Associates
The Bazzini lab at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research ( has an opening
for postdoctoral researcher to address fundamental questions in RNA biology related to how genes are
regulated and how that regulation controls vertebrate development.
The lab is particularly interested in unraveling: how translation can affect mRNA stability (Bazzini et al,
EMBO, 2016); how mRNA translation is regulated during development by molecular factors such Long Noncoding
RNAs, microRNAs and RNA binding proteins (Bazzini et al, Science, 2012); and identifying the
biological role of small translated ORFs in vertebrates (Bazzini et al, EMBO, 2014).
Candidates will be using zebrafish embryos and human cells, performing genome-wide gene expression
analyses at mRNA (RNA-sequencing) and translational levels (ribosome profiling). CRISPR-Cas9 system will
be intensively used for genome editing as well as multiple molecular biology techniques.
Computational biology knowledge, including command of UNIX and R or other programming languages
and experience in handling large-scale sequence data would be ideal.
Candidates MUST have the ability to work in a team-oriented environment.

To apply, please submit a cover letter (less than a page) that includes a short summary of interests, a CV
(3 pages max) and the contact information of 3 professional references to Dr. Ariel Bazzini.

Applications will be reviewed until positions are filled. The positions are available from October 1, 2018
About the Stowers Institute for Medical Research
The Stowers Institute for Medical Research in Kansas City, Missouri* is a non-profit, basic biomedical
research organization dedicated to improving human health by studying the fundamental processes of life.
Jim Stowers, founder of American Century Investments, and his wife, Virginia, opened the Institute in 2000.
Since then, the Institute has spent over 900 million dollars in pursuit of its mission.
Currently, the Institute is home to almost 550 researchers and support personnel; over 20 independent
research programs; and more than a dozen technology-development and core facilities. Kansas City is an
emerging metropolitan city in the Midwest with a high quality of living and affordability.
*Visit for information about living and working in Kansas City.