[Arabidopsis] Postdoctoral Research Associate on RNA Interference Technology

Hui-Hsien Chou via arab-gen%40net.bio.net (by hhchou from iastate.edu)
Mon Sep 7 14:38:38 EST 2009

Postdoctoral Research Associate on RNA Interference Technology
One to two postdoctoral research associate positions are available 
immediately for energetic individuals with a firm background training 
in molecular biology or biochemistry and a prior PhD research work on 
Arabidopsis, C. elegans or other related model species. Special 
preferences are given to candidates who have performed RNA 
interference (RNAi) experiments on these model species. The annual 
salary will be no less than $40K and commensurate with candidate 
qualification. These positions are expected to last four years until 
August 2013, subject to the continuous funding support from National 
Science Foundation (NSF).

The successful candidates will be given the resource and guidance to 
conduct research on RNAi transfection technologies. The candidates 
will devise more controllable, economical and efficient RNAi delivery 
procedures for various model species, and to design and perform 
experiments involving RNAi transfections, microarray hybridizations 
and qRT-PCRs to validate the newly developed RNAi transfection 
procedures. The new postdocs will be members of our new NSF sponsored 
project team to develop optimal siRNA design software based on whole 
genome thermodynamic analysis. This project will use the novel RNAi 
transfection procedures to validate the designed siRNAs in vivo.

For these postdoc positions, applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree in 
related fields with the preferred expertise as stated above. Use of 
computers in solving biological research problems will be an essential 
part of the project. Nevertheless, prior experience in bioinformatics 
is helpful but not essential - we will train the new postdocs on the 
job for using computational biology techniques. To apply, please send 
a letter of intent stating your future research interest and also a 
curriculum vitae documenting your past experience to Dr. Chou's email 
address below. Upon request from us, applicants may be asked to 
solicit three reference letters to be sent directly to the same email 
address below.

Our laboratory conducts interdisciplinary research, taking advantage 
of expertises from both computational and biological sciences, We are 
a member of the Iowa State bioinformatics research community and are 
affiliated with the Laurence H. Baker Center for Bioinformatics and 
Biological Statistics, the Center for Plant Genomes, the Center for 
Integrated Animal Genomics and the Plant Sciences Institute. We are 
also affiliated with the Bioinformatics and Computational Biology 
Interdepartmental Graduate Major and the Bioinformatics and 
Computational Biology Undergraduate Major at Iowa State University.

Dr. Hui-Hsien Chou
Complex Computation Lab
Department of Genetics, Development and Cell Biology
Department of Computer Science
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011-3223

Email: hhchou at iastate dot edu

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