Postdoctoral Scholar in Aging and RNA biology

Reno, Nevada
Commensurate with experience
November 26 2018
Position Type
Full Time
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An NIH-funded postdoctoral scholar is available in the Biology Department of the University of Nevada, Reno, near Lake Tahoe to study the function and regulation of circular RNAs in organismal aging. The postdoctoral scholar will be co-advised by Dr. van der Linden and Dr. Miura (see: and

Circular RNAs (circRNAs) are an enigmatic species of endogenous RNAs that accumulate during aging in many animals, ranging from nematodes to humans. The postdoctoral scholar will play a leading role in determining the functional roles of circRNAs in aging C. elegans. Our research leverages three model systems, C. elegans, Drosophila and mice to study the role of circRNAs in aging, and involves the application of CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing, lifespan/behavorial analysis, and next-generation sequencing.

Candidates must hold a PhD degree in Biology or related area, or anticipating such a degree prior to starting the postdoc. Priority will be given to candidates with a demonstrated research excellence and who are capable of implementing innovative approaches. The ideal candidate should have a demonstrated expertise in techniques used in genetics, molecular and neurobiology. Previous experience with C. elegans and knowledge of computational biology tools is a plus but not required.

To apply. Please apply online at: Applicants should submit a cover letter with a summary of research experience and interests, CV with publication list, along with the names and contact information for three references.

The University of Nevada, Reno is a stimulating academic environment with opportunities for interdisciplinary interactions. A wide array of resources and core facilities for both cell/molecular and neuroscience research are provided by $10 million NIH Center Grants (

Reno is located in northern Nevada, with outstanding four seasons living a short 30 minute drive from beautiful Lake Tahoe. Reno has the amenities of a university town with excellent schools, arts and entertainment, and outdoor recreation, i.e. hiking, mountain biking, snowboarding and skiing with eight major ski resorts in the vicinity. We are located less than four hours from the San Francisco Bay area. The State of Nevada has no state income tax.

EEO/AA Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.