Postdoctoral Research Associate in RNA-targeted Drug Discovery

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (US)
Competitive salary and excellent benefits package
February 03 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type

Postdoctoral Research Associate in RNA-targeted Drug Discovery

A postdoctoral position supported by NIH funding is available in the lab of Dr. Nathan Baird at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia.  The Baird lab combines emerging research in RNA biology with high-throughput chemical screening to advance RNA-targeted drug discovery.  RNA targets of interest play pivotal roles in HIV infection, cancer progression, or bacterial pathogenesis.  Additionally, research projects focus on structure-function analyses of novel RNA-ligand interactions.

Required Qualifications

Qualified candidates must have a Ph.D. in biochemistry, biophysics, or chemical biology, preferably with expertise related to RNA. Highly motivated candidates possessing skills in biochemistry/biophysics or high-throughput screening are encouraged to apply.  

Additional skills in the analysis and management of large data sets, including a basic knowledge of computer scripting languages, are desirable though not required.

About the Baird Lab

Research in the Baird lab is supported by a Career Transition Award (K22) from NIH.  Extensive opportunities for collaborative and innovative science are a hallmark of the Baird lab, including existing collaborations with groups at NIH, NCI, and Temple University.  
For more information, visit or contact Nathan Baird at 

Application Instructions

Candidates are requested to apply online with a statement of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information for 3 references.

USciences is located in the University City District of Philadelphia in close proximity to a number of excellent neighboring universities, biotechnology companies, and large pharmaceutical companies.

Minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.