Postdoctoral Fellowship in tRNA and mRNA metabolism and function
Richard Maraia’s Laboratory
National Institutes of Health (NIH), NICHD, Bethesda, Maryland, USA.

Posted on March 4,

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. or M.D. and have less than 5 years postdoctoral experience.

The Research Section of Richard Maraia in the Division of Intramural Research of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development on NIH main campus in Bethesda, Maryland seeks to fill a postdoctoral research position in RNA Biology. Projects usually involve a range of approaches that include biochemical mechanistic as well as genetics and genomics methods of investigating RNA structure and function in vivo and in vitro and employ various model systems. An ideal candidate will have working experience in one or more of the following disciplines: molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry and RNA biology and will have recently received or be scheduled to receive, a Ph.D. in one of these or related areas by the time of the appointment. Experience with bioinformatics would be beneficial. The successful candidate should be highly self-motivated able to lead their own projects and contribute to intra- and inter-laboratory collaborative research projects.

Maraia lab interests:
•LARP4 and LARP1 function in mRNA poly(A) 3’ metabolism and function.
•Role of La protein in tRNA production and metabolism.
•Anticodon modification by tRNA isopentenylytransferase and its role in translation.
•RNA polymerase III function.

Maraia lab publications: click here

Interested and qualified applicants should send their application materials by email, including a cover letter that details their specific interests in the research areas of Dr. Maraia’s lab, their C.V. and bibliography, and a list of three references with their e-mail addresses and telephone numbers to  Richard J. Maraia, M.D.  at  [email protected]