Postdoctoral Fellow - Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences

UConn Health
Farmington, Connecticut (US)
Commensurate with education and experience
Closing date
Jun 19, 2022

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Life Sciences, Genetics
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Postdoc Fellowship
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A postdoctoral fellow position is available in the Miura lab in the Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences at the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington, CT, USA. The role of the postdoc will be to study the functional roles of alternative RNAs in neurons. The Miura lab uses cultured human and mouse cells along with Drosophila to investigate the function and regulation of alternative 3’ UTRs and circular RNAs in neurons. The lab employs CRISPR gene-editing and high throughput sequencing approaches such as long-read sequencing to study how RNA biogenesis events are linked.

The candidate should have an interest in RNA and gene regulation. Priority will be given to candidates with demonstrated research excellence and who are capable of implementing innovative approaches. The ideal candidate should have expertise in techniques used in genetics, molecular biology and neurobiology. Experience working with mammalian cell culture, or Drosophila preferred. Experience in the analysis of next generation sequencing data is also highly desirable. See lab website: for more information.

Applicants must have a PhD in a relevant field.

The position is for 12 months initially, and renewable depending on performance. The successful candidate will receive training in professional and personal development, research collaboration, presentation and publication of results, outreach, and mentoring. There will be opportunities for development of additional research projects and proposal development related to the broader project goals.

The position includes a competitive salary and full benefits including health insurance.

The start date is flexible, but a start date in July 2022 is preferable. Applications should include: (i) brief cover letter, (ii) curriculum vitae, (iii) a brief description of past research accomplishments, (iv) the names and contact information of three references.

Please email to Pedro Miura,

Further information:

UConn Health, Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences:

UConn Health is an affirmative action employer, in addition to an EEO and M/F/V/PWD/ PV employer.

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