Postdoctoral Position in the Terns Lab to Study CRISPR-Cas RNA-based Immune Systems
We are looking for a postdoctoral scientist to join our NIH-funded research program to study an exciting, recently-discovered RNA-mediated silencing pathway in prokaryotes. The CRISPR-Cas systems protect bacteria and archaea from viruses, plasmids and other genome invaders. These elegant RNA-based immune systems acquire short sequences from invaders, incorporate them within the CRISPR locus and produce small CRISPR RNAs that guide the Cas proteins to recognize and silence invading nucleic acids. We are delineating CRISPR-Cas pathways and developing applications of the systems.
Candidates should have a PhD in Microbiology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, or related fields, strong technical and communication skills, and publications. Experience with biochemistry or molecular genetics is preferred.
If you are interested in joining our research team, please visit our web site (http://www.bmb.uga.edu/rterns/) for additional information and submit a CV, a statement of research interest and career goals, and the names and contact information for three references to Michael Terns, email@example.com.