Post Doctoral Associate

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The Horae Gene Therapy Center and the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department of the University of Massachusetts Medical School are seeking applicants for a postdoctoral position to explore tRNA biology. The candidate will work on a project focused on the deep understanding of the cellular process involved in the roles of tRNA fragments in translational control. We are looking for applicants with Ph.D. or MD/Ph.D. in biochemistry, cell biology, or related disciplines with primary authorship on relevant publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals. The applicants should have strong hands-on experience working with and analyzing cellular and in vitro models as well as establishing novel methods. She/he is expected to have excellent problem solving, critical thinking, and presentation skills (written and oral), and the ability to generate high-quality data in a time-sensitive environment. The Postdoctoral Scholar will join a multidisciplinary collaborative team and participate in extramural collaborations. We offer competitive salaries based on experience and track records and the possibility to have excellent training opportunities.

UMMS is a world-class public research institution located in the heart of New England. Worcester, Massachusetts is the second largest city in the Commonwealth, providing a rich and diverse environment with thriving art, music, and cultural scenes. The city urban and rural communities offer opportunities to enjoy a myriad of outdoor activities within minutes of the campus. Major research hubs of Boston and Providence are within 50 miles of campus, as are their international travel hubs.


Equal Opportunity Employer. We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For further information, please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information of three references to:

Elisabet Mandon, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Horae Gene Therapy Center & RNA Therapeutics Institute University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS), 368 Plantation Street, AS6-2061, Worcester, MA 01605.  Phone: (508) 942-7029 . E-mail: [email protected]

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Posted: 5/4/2021
Application Due: 5/3/2022
Work Type: Full Time