The laboratory of Dr. Wenwen Fang at the RNA Therapeutics Institute, UMass Medical School is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to work at the exciting intersection of RNA biology and immunology. The Fang lab employs a wide range of tools including molecular biology, biochemistry, functional genomics, imaging, and mass spectrometry, to investigate RNA sensing in innate immunity and its relevance to human health. To learn more about the Fang lab please visit: fang-lab.org.
About the PI
Wenwen received her B.S. in Biology in Fudan University in 2007, and her Ph.D. in Molecular Biology at Princeton University in 2012. Her graduate work in Dr. Laura Landweber’s lab revealed a new function of Piwi-interacting RNAs in ciliate genome rearrangement. Fascinated by small RNAs, she then did her postdoctoral training in Dr. David Bartel’s lab at the Whitehead Institute working on microRNA biogenesis. Wenwen is a recipient of the Scaringe Young Scientist Award (RNA Society), Norton B. Gilula Award (American Society for Cell Biology), Damon Runyon Postdoctoral Fellowship, and the NIH Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00).
About RTI and UMass Medical School
The RNA Therapeutics Institute (RTI) is a world-renowned place for RNA research. By bringing together scientists from both basic science and clinal backgrounds, RTI is at the forefront of translating our fundamental knowledge of RNA biology into novel therapies. RTI faculty includes a Nobel Laureate, two Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigators, and a Gairdner Prize recipient. For more information please visit www.umassmed.edu/rti.
The greater research community at UMass Medical School is known for its strength in RNA biology and immunology, and fosters a high supportive and collaborative environment. Located in the Worcester and greater Boston area, UMass Med is an ideal place for biomedical training with outstanding job prospects in both academia and industry. For more information please visit www.umassmed.edu.
What we are looking for
The candidate should have a Ph.D. (or expecting a Ph.D.) in molecular biology or related fields. We are particularly interested in candidates with immunology, virology, or cell biology background.
Why join us?
· Exciting inter-disciplinary area with open questions
· Opportunity to work closely with the PI
· Opportunity to mentor students and research associates
· Opportunity to receive co-mentorship in the highly collaborative UMass Med community
· Excellent access to facilities, resources, and funding opportunities
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