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PhD and postdoctoral positions in RNA biology

Department of Molecular Biology, University of Geneva, Switzerland

The Pillai laboratory is seeking to recruit one PhD student and two postdoctoral fellows to study the role of RNA modifications in gene expression control.

RNA molecules can be modified by over 150 different chemical marks and their importance in gene regulation is being rapidly uncovered. The N6-methyladenosine (m6A) mark is an abundant internal modification on RNAs and this is highly conserved from yeast to plants and animals. RNA methytransferases "write" this mark on transcripts, and this can be "erased" by demethylases, making it a dynamic regulatory modification. Proteins that can recognise the mark "read" the signal on messages to impact RNA stability, translation, splicing and export.

This interdisciplinary project will also make use of mouse models, protein biochemistry, cell biology and computer methods.

Candidates with prior experience in working with RNA, protein biochemistry, structural biology, mouse genetics or computational biology are invited to apply.

Apply with a brief motivation letter (~300 words) and a CV to : ramesh.pillai@unige.ch

Date Posted: Feb 5, 2019, 9:41 AM

PhD and postdoctoral positions in Gene Regulation by RNA modifications

Department of Molecular Biology, University of Geneva, Switzerland

The Pillai laboratory is seeking to recruit two PhD students and two postdoctoral fellows.

Research in the Department of Molecular Biology covers diverse areas like chromatin-based gene regulation, DNA replication, centromere assembly, cellular responses via the TOR pathway and post-transcriptional control via noncoding RNAs and RNA modifications.

Candidates with prior experience in working with RNA, protein biochemistry, structural biology, mouse genetics or computational biology are invited to apply.

Apply with a brief motivation letter and a CV to : ramesh.pillai@unige.ch

Date Posted: Nov 20, 2017, 10:08 AM

PhD Student and Postdoctoral Positions

We are looking for new members to join our group, either as PhD students or as postdoctoral fellows. Our interests are in the broad area of RNA biology. We use a variety of methodologies like RNA-protein biochemistry, mouse genetics, cell biology, computational biology and structural biology.

Please contact Ramesh Pillai with a brief motivation letter (300 words max) and CV.

Date Posted: Oct 31, 2016, 9:17 AM