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    Director of RNA & Formulations Core Facility at UBC 

    The deadline has been extended.

    Job Description Summary
    The RNA & Formulation Core Director is responsible for establishing and operating a new cost recovery core service facility which will provide RNA and formulations to academic and industrial users. Major responsibilities of the position include planning, preparing budgets and forecasting, providing technical expertise, implementing protocols, and managing research staff to deliver technical services. Key services of the core facility are to produce quality RNA and nanoparticle formulations for delivery to users, and it will be the responsibility of the Director to oversee operations of the facility.

    Preferred Qualifications
    Preference will be given to those with experience in producing RNA and nanoparticle formulations or an MSc/PhD in Molecular Biology or Biochemistry, and to an applicant with industrial (non-academic) laboratory experience including supervision of technicians or trainees. Extensive practical and theoretical knowledge on in vitro transcription of RNA, nanoparticle formulations, drug delivery and detailed knowledge of instrumentation required for production and quality control.

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    Ross Buchan from University of Arizona is looking for students who are about to, or have just graduated, and are looking for an entry level post-doc in the general areas of RNA biology, Proteostasis or membrane trafficking,


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    lncRNA Biology and RNA Therapeutics

    Summary of responsibilities

    The RNA and Noncoding Mechanisms of Disease Research Unit (, headed by Martin Sauvageau, is seeking to recruit a highly motivated and dynamic postdoctoral fellow to study critical questions on the biological functions and molecular interactions of lncRNAs associated to diseases. The group is located at the Montreal Clinical Research Institute (IRCM) and candidates can be affiliated to either University of Montréal or McGill University.

    The Sauvageau lab combines genetically engineered animal models and human cellular systems with functional genomics and CRISPR-based genome editing techniques to perturb lncRNA functions and characterize their role at a cellular and physiological level. We also aim to understand the molecular grammar that underlies lncRNA function and uncover novel noncoding RNA-based mechanisms. For this, we use a combination of biochemistry, high-throughput and computational approaches to identify RNA-interacting macromolecules and RNA domains that mediate their function. Our goal is to better understand the impact that lncRNAs and noncoding regions have on development and reveal novel RNA-based mechanisms that could lead to the generation of novel diagnostics and therapies. The team is multi-disciplinary and part of a network of labs investigating RNA in genome regulation.


    Immediately, until the position is filled. 

    Required qualifications

    Successful candidates will have completed (or be on the verge of completing) doctoral studies in biology, biochemistry, genetics, genomics, bioinformatics or a related discipline. Candidates should have significant experience with standard molecular/cellular biology and biochemical approaches, with a particular emphasis on RNA-related experimentation. Moreover, individuals with experience in genomics/transcriptomics approaches, RNA-protein interactions or bioinformatics/statistical analyses methodologies will be given strong consideration. A strong publication record and demonstrated ability to perform impactful research as part of a multidisciplinary, broadly collaborative team are required.

    How to apply

    Please send a cover letter, a CV and the names and contact information of three referees by email to the Research Unit Director [email protected]

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  • Open until filled
  • Open until filled

    Postdoctoral Position to study viral non-coding RNAs at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York

    The Pawlica lab in the Department of Microbiology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine is looking for a postdoctoral researcher to elucidate the functions of various small non-coding RNAs during coronaviral and herpesviral infections. We are using a combination of RNA biochemistry, bioinformatics and molecular virology to understand the RNA-centric virus-host interaction. The Pawlica lab is funded by a generous start-up package and R00 grant from NIH. The Department of Microbiology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine is a leader in viral research and offers an inspiring and collaborative environment.

    The successful candidate will have a research background in RNA biology demonstrated by publications in peer-reviewed journals. Additional desired skills include: programming and big data analysis, experience in viral culture (herpesviruses).

    Underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. If you are interested in this position, please send your CV, including contact information for three references, to: [email protected]