Emory University is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.
The Ghalei lab has an immediate opening on a collaborative project investigating the role of rRNA modifications in cancer biology. The lab is located in the Department of Biochemistry at Emory University School of Medicine and has wide access to the resources and collaborative community at Emory University and the Winship Cancer Institute. The applicant has ideally just completed their Ph.D. or is currently a Ph.D. student in their final year in a related area to our research (e.g. RNA biology, biochemistry, cancer biology, cell biology, genetics). Expertise in RNA biology/biochemistry and RNA-sequencing approaches is preferred. The successful candidate will start on the ground of exciting novel preliminary data and work closely with members of a highly collaborative team in an interdisciplinary laboratory.
JOB DESCRIPTION: Helps design and conduct research within a specified field while receiving advanced training from a designated Principal Investigator to enhance professional skills and research independence needed for pursuit of a career. The specific area of research in which the trainee is mentored is determined by the department and laboratory of the Postdoc. Designs and evaluates experiments. Develops new ideas that promote current research. Prepares and publishes scientific manuscripts under the direction of the Principal Investigator. May be responsible for operation of specific equipment. May teach techniques to others, train, and supervise research staff. Positions are temporary appointments as a research trainee. The initial appointment is for one year, renewal expected if progress is satisfactory and funds are available. Appointments cannot exceed five years.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A doctoral degree or equivalent (Ph.D., M.D., ScD., D.V.M., DDS etc) in an appropriate field. Excellent scientific writing ability and strong oral communication skills. The ability to work effectively and collegially with colleagues. Additional qualifications as specified by the Principal Investigator.
Applications should include a C.V. with contact information of at least three potential references and a cover letter describing the summary of research experience, interests, and career goals.