Regulation of mRNA Processing in Development and Disease

Posted on April 19,

A funded postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Claire Moore in the Department of Developmental, Molecular, and Chemical Biology at the Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, MA. The research in our lab aims to understand how regulation of mRNA polyadenylation contributes to normal development and disease, with a focus on coronavirus pathogenesis, cancers with poor prognoses, and differentiation of adipocytes.  Applicants with prior experience in these or related areas, as well as mouse models, transcriptomics, proteomics, and/or RNA biology, are encouraged to apply.  Our long-range goal is to determine the mechanism by which polyadenylation is regulated and the functional consequences of this regulation, in doing so, inform future therapeutic strategies that target mRNA polyadenylation.  The position is available as early as June, 2022, but the start date is flexible. 

Dr. Moore has a strong commitment to diversity and mentoring, and lab alumni have successfully found positions in academia and biotech.  Participation in research conferences and career development workshops and mentoring of students is encouraged throughout the postdoc period, as part of training for a scientific career. In addition, with its many universities and large biotech community, Boston is an ideal location to conduct biomedical research, in addition to offering abundant cultural and recreational opportunities.

Please email me ([email protected]) with a cover letter stating your scientific background and interest, your CV, and contact information for three references. Applicants from underrepresented groups in sciences are highly encouraged to apply and to check out our NIH IRACDA postdoctoral fellowship program.


  • A PhD and previous relevant research experience in Cell and Developmental Biology, Molecular Biology, Cancer Biology, Bioinformatics, and/or a related field.
  • Experience with cell culture and basic molecular biology methods. Experience with RNA sequencing and animal handling is desirable, but not necessary.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.
  • Motivated, self-driven, and able to multitask and to work independently with limited direct supervision.