Postdoctoral Fellow in RNA Biology

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (US)
Competitive salary based on experience and effort; follow TJU and NIH standard.
January 11 2017
Position Type
Full Time

NIH-funded postdoctoral researcher positions are available in the laboratory of Dr. Yohei Kirino at Computational Medicine Center (CMC)/Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in Thomas Jefferson University (TJU). We study the biogenesis pathway and function of small non-coding RNAs in the pathogenesis of breast/prostate cancers, asthma, and neurodegeneration (e.g., hormone-dependent tRNA-derived RNAs: PNAS 2015) by utilizing originally-developed RNA sequencing/quantification methods (e.g., YAMAT-seq: NAR in press; cP-RNA-seq: Nat Protoc 2016; Dumbbell-PCR: NAR 2015; and FL-PCR: RNA Biol 2015). For more information about the Kirino lab, please see the websites at and Highly-motivated individuals with strong background in RNA biology and/or molecular/cell biology are awaited. Applicants should have a Ph. D. degree, a productive track record, and a high writing and communication skills. The successful applicant will have an excellent opportunity to work in close collaboration within CMC ( and with other research groups in TJU and UPENN. For consideration, please send your CV and contact information of three references to Dr. Yohei Kirino at