A postdoctoral position is available immediately in the research group of Dr. Edward Yu at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. The incoming research fellow will use cryo-EM, cryo-ET and other biophysical/biochemical techniques to elucidate the molecular mechanisms of RNA biology (Zhang, et al., 2021, mBio; Morgan CE, et al., 2020, mBio) and efflux transport systems (Su et al., 2021, Nat Methods; Lyu et al., 2021, EMBO Rep.; Su et al., 2021, PLOS Biol.; Su et al., 2019, PNAS; Kumar et al., 2017, PNAS; Su et al., 2017 Nature Commun.) Please find additional information about our research group and the outstanding research environment at CWRU from our Department of Pharmacology website: (https://case.edu/medicine/pharmacology/).
This position is focused on the structural basis of RNA function/regulation. The ideal candidate will have experience with RNA secondary structure, RNA folding characterization and mRNA stability analysis, and has shown the ability to guide a project to completion. Experience with computer based and cell based biochemical/biophysical characterization methods would be considered a strength. Advanced computer skills are desirable. Prior experience with multiple types of expression systems is also considered a plus.
Qualified applicants must have a PhD or MD/PhD degree in PhD in biology, biochemistry, immunology, molecular cell biology or related field; strong written, oral communication and critical thinking skills are required. As a Postdoctoral Scholar, he/she will present data at departmental seminars, prepare manuscripts and contribute preliminary data for grant proposals. Preference will be given to applicants with a recognized record of accomplishment as evidenced by scholarly publications in the fields of RNA and/or structural biology.