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Postdoctoral Research Associate (or Fellow)

Brown University - Department of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, and Biochemistry
Providence, Rhode Island (US)
Salary is commensurate with experience, per the NIH Postdoctoral Stipend Scale
Closing date
Mar 11, 2024

The Department of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology & Biochemistry at Brown University is seeking two (2) Postdoctoral Associates to join the lab of Dr. Federica Accornero, Associate Professor. Dr. Accornero’s lab focuses on projects in the field of RNA. Key topics of study include the role of RNA binding proteins and RNA modifications in heart and skeletal muscle diseases.

The overall duty of the postdoctoral associate is to study RNA-dependent mechanisms of disease. The postdoctoral associate will lead projects in the field of RNA biology, specifically in the role of RNA binding proteins and RNA modifications in heart and skeletal muscle diseases.

The postdoctoral associate will also assist in the technical training and supervision of undergraduate and graduate students. The postdoctoral associate will participate actively in relevant seminars, journal clubs and conferences. The postdoctoral associate will be responsible for generating and preparing the data that will go in reports and presentations as well as for manuscript publications. Finally, the postdoctoral associate will also assist in planning/drafting relevant portions of extramural grants to continue support of the project.


Applicants must have completed all requirements for a doctoral degree before start of the position.

Candidates are expected to have demonstrated expertise in RNA biochemistry, molecular biology, and cell biology. Willingness to work with mouse models is necessary. Strong time management, communication and writing skills, and the ability to work both independently and as a part of a team are required.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit a CV, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, up to three representative publications, and the names of three references to Interfolio.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

The MCB Department at Brown is committed to centering efforts to diversity, equity and inclusion in all our activities, and to constituting a community that welcomes members regardless of identity. The statement of MCB department Diversity & Inclusion Action Plan includes the commitment to diversity and inclusion on topics of People, Academic Excellence, Curriculum, Community, Knowledge, and Accountability.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

As an EEO/AA employer, Brown University provides equal opportunity and prohibits discrimination, harassment and retaliation based upon a person’s race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law, and caste, which is protected by our University policies.

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