Postdoctoral Position: RNA/Protein Biochemistry & Molecular Biology to Study Genetic Compensation
|Type of Position:||Postdoctoral Fellow|
Description and Details:
A highly motivated postdoctoral candidate is invited to lead new projects to address fundamental questions in Genetic Compensation and Transcriptional Adaptation.
We have recently discovered a new form of genetic compensation that we have termed transcriptional adaptation. Briefly, transcriptional adaptation occurs when a premature termination codon leads to mutant mRNA degradation. The degradation fragments in turn modulate the expression of related genes, and consequently varying degrees of phenotypic rescue in some cases. We have observed this phenomenon in zebrafish, mouse, C. elegans, and more recently humans.
A Ph.D. in biology, biochemistry, genetics or a similar subject with a focus on molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry and/or genetics. Knowledge of RNA and/or protein biochemistry and molecular biology is a plus.
How to Apply:
For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Didier Stainier (email@example.com).
About the Employer:
The Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research in Bad Nauheim is an interdisciplinary research institution with international flair. Our researchers have the opportunity to work on various model systems by making use of the latest cutting-edge technologies. Researchers are supported by state-of-the-art core facilities which offer services in next generation sequencing, proteomics, bioinformatics, cytometry, microscopy, and small animal imaging.