The laboratory of Dr. Upasna Sharma in the Department of Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology at the University of California – Santa Cruz is seeking a postdoctoral research scientist. The overall goal of the lab is to elucidate the role of non-coding RNAs in epigenetic inheritance. We use a unique and powerful combination of genomics, assisted reproduction, and mouse genetics to study the biogenesis and functions of small non-coding RNAs. Nestled in the majestic Redwood forests near the Pacific Ocean, the department has a vibrant research community with a strong focus on RNA biology and Bioinformatics (home to UCSC genome browser). Our lab is affiliated with the Institute for the Biology of Stem Cells , the Center of Molecular Biology of RNA and the Genomics Institute, with access to state-of-the-art facilities. More information about UCSC and the Sharma laboratory can be found here.
Candidates with prior experience in mouse models, RNA biology, epigenetics, and/or developmental biology are strongly encouraged to apply. Other qualifications include a Ph.D. and/or M.D. in a relevant field and a strong track record of peer-reviewed publications (or currently under review/BioRxiv). The candidates should be self-motivated, with excellent written and oral communication skills. The Postdoctoral scientist’s duties will include designing and performing experiments, data analysis and interpretation, as well as writing of manuscripts.
UCSC has exceptional career development programs for post-doctoral fellows such as the NIH IRACDA postdoctoral fellowship program and CIRM training program. In addition, its close proximity to other universities in San Francisco Bay Area and the biotech startups make it an ideal location to forge relationships with other academic labs as well as industry.
Qualified candidates with interest in this training opportunity should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and contact information of three references to Dr. Upasna Sharma (firstname.lastname@example.org). Informal inquiries are welcome.