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Postdoctoral Researcher - RNA Biology
Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College

Date Posted Jan. 22, 2020
Title Postdoctoral Researcher - RNA Biology
University Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College
Baton Rouge, LA, United States
Department Department of Biological Sciences
Application Deadline Open Until Filled
Position Start Date Available Immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Biology - Cell Biology
    Biology - Genetics

The applicant will be responsible for performing research in the laboratory of Assistant Professor Anastasios Vourekas. The research project is on the role of RNA helicases and small RNAs on regulation of gene expression at the postranscriptional level. The postdoc will be responsible for conducting experiments as discussed, and also in their own initiative, document the results in lab notebooks, prepare manuscripts and grants, make scientific presentations in lab meetings and conferences, train graduate and undergraduate students in the lab, procure reagents and small equipment for laboratory use.

70% Perform experiments;
10% Write manuscripts;
10% Train students in the laboratory;
4% Present Seminars
6% Other lab duties

Minimum Qualifications:
Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or Cell Biology and related coursework in discipline/ specialty area.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience with RNA and protein biochemistry, Enzymatic assays, Transcriptomic analysis, NGS methods, Genetic models, cell culture, molecular techniques

Additional Position Information:
Background Check – An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.
Benefits – LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; various leave options; paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption for qualified positions; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more!

Questions or concerns can be directed to the LSU Human Resources Management Office at 225-578-8200 or emailed


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