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Postdoctoral Position in RNA EpigeneticsPosted by: Sun Yat-Sen University
Posted date: Oct-17-2017
Location: Guangzhou, China
Three postdoctoral fellow positions are available at Sun Yat-Sen University School of life Science in the laboratory of Rui Zhang for epitranscriptome study and technical development. Chemical modifications on ribonucleotides are being profiled with increased efficiency and appreciated as important regulatory features. Our recent work revealed the prevalence and dynamics of A-to-I RNA editing, one of the most important RNA modifications in mRNAs (Ramaswami G.*, Zhang R.* et al., Nat Methods, 2013; Zhang R. et al., Nat Methods, 2014). Currently, we are digging deeper into the regulation, function, and evolution of RNA modifications, using a combination of biochemistry, cell biology, and high throughout sequencing technologies. Experimental ("wet lab") and computational ("dry lab") components are interwined and synergized in the lab.
Dr. Zhang has published more than 20 peer-reviewed articles in Nature Methods, Nature Genetics, Science, Genome Research, PNAS, PLOS Genetics, The EMBO Journal, Genome biology, Molecular Biology and Evolution, et.al : https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=CO Mve8sAAAAJ&view_op=list_works&sortby=pub date.
The Zhang lab is well funded by National Natural Science Foundation of China, Guangdong Innovative and Entrepreneurial Research Team Program and The Thousand Talents Plan-The Recruitment Program for Young Professionals, with >10 million RMB in total funding.
We currently have three openings:
1. One candidate with Comparative Genomics and Evolutionary Genomics background;
2. One candidate with Neuroscience background and experience in mouse genetics and dissection of mouse organs.
3. One candidate with Enzymology and Biochemistry background.
S/he should be highly self-motivated, and have excellent communication skills and strong desire to learn.
Sun Yat-Sen University is consistently ranked among the top 10 universities in China. School of life Sciences is a leading institution in RNA biology and Genomics fields in China. Salary on appointment will be within the range 200,000 to 250,000 RMB per annum depending on qualifications and experience. Sun Yat-Sen University will offer affordable housing for postdoctoral scholars. The initial appointment is 3 years and Additional one-year extensions may be approved if the need for the appointment can be justified.
We will also help the candidate from oversea to apply the Guangdong Postdoctoral Fellowship for Overseas Researchers, which provides a 0.6 million RMB salary support (2 year, 0.3 million per year) and a 0.4 million house allowance to the postdoc researchers, directly.
Applicants should submit their CV and arrange three references to Dr. Rui Zhang (zhangrui3mail.sysu.edu.cn) with email subject “Postdoctoral application”.