Postdoctoral position at Stowers, USA

Fecha de publicación: Jun 06, 2018 3:28:52 PM

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.