Howard Hughes Medical Institute

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Research Associate - Baumann Lab

at Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Posted: 3/8/2016
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 385

Job Description

We have an exciting postdoctoral position available in the laboratory of HHMI Investigator, Peter Baumann. Successful candidates will have access to the state-of-the-art core facilities at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research in Kansas City, Missouri, as well as exceptional resources available through Howard Hughes Medical Institute.


Project Title:  Non-coding RNA biogenesis, quality control and regulation in fission yeast.


Our group has previously shown that processing of the fission yeast telomerase RNA subunit involves a single cleavage event by the spliceosome (Nature 2008; 456:910).  We subsequently defined how spliceosomal cleavage differs from canonical splicing (G & D 2013; 27:627) and revealed that the process it is not restricted to S. pombe, but is widespread among fungi (Nature Comm. 2015; 6:6104).  A postdoctoral position is now available to study the role and regulation of spliceosomal cleavage as a 3’ end processing mechanism in non-coding RNA biogenesis as well as its function in the regulation of gene expression.  


Preferred Qualifications:

Ph.D. in genetics, biochemistry or a related field with expertise in RNA biology and/or working with fission yeast. 


To Apply


Please attach a cover letter detailing your research experience and interests, curriculum vitae and the contact information for three references.



HHMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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