Postdoctoral Associate

University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, USA
Salary will be match with NIH standard and determined based on qualifications and experiences.
November 18 2020
Position Type
Full Time
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Postdoctoral Associate Position from University of Rochester Medical Center

A full-time postdoctoral associate position is available in Dr. Peng Yao’s laboratory in Aab Cardiovascular Research Institute at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Research in the Yao laboratory focuses on the roles of RNA-binding proteins and noncoding RNAs in cardiovascular health and disease. We aim to understand how translational regulation of protein synthesis influence cardiac health and disease and provide new insights into discovery of novel therapeutic approaches to treat heart disease. This position represents an opportunity to join a top-rated biomedical research campus. We are looking for candidates with experiences or interest in following areas: cardiac biology, cardiovascular disease, biochemistry and molecular biology, RNA biology, bioinformatic data analysis, and genetic and disease animal models.

The University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) and the adjacent College of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering are part of an internationally renowned life sciences research campus, providing excellent opportunities for collaborations between basic scientists, clinical researchers, and physicians. We provide competitive salary/benefits, excellent core facilities and a highly interactive group of scientists for individuals who are motivated and capable of conducting research independently. Our lab currently has collaborative research projects with Dr. Lynne Maquat (US National Academy of Science Member and 2015 Canada Gairdner Award winner) lab,  Dr. Bradford Berk (former CEO of URMC and Distinguished Professor of UofR) lab, and Dr. Wilson Tang (Research Director in the Section of Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation Medicine, Cleveland Clinic). We are also associated with Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, the Center for RNA Biology: From Genome to Therapeutics, and the Center for Biomedical Informatics.

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As a postdoc applicant, candidates should have a Ph.D., M.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degree granted within the past two years, with advanced training in biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology, and animal genetics and/or pathology. Experience with either animal models or RNA biology is preferred. The successful candidate is expected to be highly motivated, have scientific independence, excellent English speaking and writing skills, and international peer-reviewed publications.

To apply: Applicants should submit their curriculum vitae, cover letter with description of current research, and contact information of three references to

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