POST DOCTORAL FELLOW, Biological and Biomedical Systems - 74384 Location:
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The Spletter lab in the School of Science and Engineering at the University of Missouri Kansas City (UMKC)
The Spletter lab in the School of Science and Engineering at the University of Missouri Kansas City (UMKC) is looking to recruit a postdoctoral scientist with an interest in genetics and muscle development who is motivated, curious, and excited and excited about RNA biology.
Mature muscles display a wide variety of morphologies and contractile dynamics. These properties are established by differential gene expression and splicing, which allow muscles to fine-tune sarcomere assembly and contractility. Defects in RNA regulation lead to muscle malfunction and disease, emphasizing the importance of alternative splicing and gene isoform expression to normal muscle development. The Spletter lab studies how RNA binding proteins, which regulate RNA processing, contribute to muscle-type specific develpment and function. The laboratory investigates this question in the powerful genetic model organisim Drosophila melanogaster, combining classical genetics, confocal imaging, transcriptomics and biochemistry approaches to understand mechanisms of RNA binding protein function. As both muscle structural components and the contractile mechanism are conserved, our findings are relevant to understanding human myogenesis and muscle disease.
We are looking for a postdoctoral scientist to join our team to study CELF and RBFOX family function in myogenesis. The successful candidate will have completed a PhD or equivalent in biology, biochemistry, genetics or a related field. Experience with molecular cloning, Drosophila husbandry, protein biochemistry, bioinformatives or confocal imaging are desireable, but not required. The successful candidate will be organized, reliable, communicate effectively and have a strong work ethic. They will be expected to develop an independent research project, regularly present their progress, publish their findings and participate in conferences.
Full Time/Part Time
Full-Time, benefit eligible, unranked/non-tenure track academic position. Initial contract is 12 months beginning Fall 2022.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
Applications will be considered as received, and the position will remain open until filled.
To be considered, please submit a single PDF including a cover letter detailing your motivation and previous experience together with a CV that lists contact information for three references.Please direct all inquiries to Mary Flores ([email protected]) or Dr. Maria Spletter ([email protected]), School of Science and Engineering, Department of Biological and Biomedical Systems, University of Missouri-Kansas City. (UMKC).
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