The RNA Institute is located at the State University of New York in Albany, the State Capital. Centrally located between the Catskill and the Adirondack parks, the region provides abundant opportunities for outdoor recreation, and is also close to the metropolitan centers of New York City, Boston and Montreal.
Successful faculty candidates will be offered a competitive salary, start-up package and research space consistent with rank.
Applicants must address in their applications their ability to work with and instruct a culturally diverse population. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.
The Institute creates an outstanding environment for research collaborations bringing together ~50 investigators from the University’s College of Arts & Sciences, College Nanoscale Science and Engineering, School of Public Health, and regional institutions including the Wadsworth Center NYSDOH, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and Albany Medical College
The University at Albany is an EEO/AA/IRCA/ADA employer.
At The RNA Institute:
Junior and Senior Faculty Positions
- Research Faculty
- RNA Environmental Biochemist
- Life Sciences Entrepreneurship & Technology Commercialization
Postdoctoral Positions in Institute affiliated labs:
- (1), Agris Lab: RNA/RNA and RNA/protein interactions
- (2), Belfort Lab: Self-splicing introns and inteins
- (1), Belfort Lab: Catalytic RNA and retrotransposon dynamics
The RNA Institute:
Public Private Partnership Manager: Responsibilities: develop and implement a sustainability strategy to include technology commercialization, collaborative research partnerships, and grants. The successful applicant will be skilled at strategy development and implementation, coordinating the preparation, writing, and submission of funding proposals, identifying and cultivating relationships among research affiliates of the Institute and corporate prospects, and marketing the Institute’s IP portfolio. Vacancy announcement in its entirety and apply online at:
Advanced Computational Lab Manager: Responsibilities: Supervise High Performance Compute (HPC) facility; provide team leadership; conduct and support RNA computational research in structure/function relationships; learn and adapt technologies, provide analysis, integrate, innovate and deliver results supporting human disease research. Vacancy announcement in its entirety and apply online at:
Junior and Senior Faculty Positions:
Research Faculty: The RNA Institute of the University at Albany, State University of New York, seeks to hire a Research Faculty, effective Fall 2015. The incumbent will have a state-funded, college-year appointment with eligibility for continuing appointment. The position allows for supplementary summer salary from external research funding. The successful candidate is expected to conduct the responsibilities of full-time faculty members in The RNA Institute. The RNA Institute has state-of-the-art laboratories housed in the Life Sciences Research Building, bringing together more than 40 regional RNA investigators that creates an outstanding environment for research collaborations. This position is part of a multi-year initiative to expand the University’s capacity in the areas of RNA science and technology development. We are currently seeking to fill a position with an emphasis on one of the two following areas; however, all areas of RNA science will be considered:
- Whole organism, small animal disease model for studying RNA function as a target of drug intervention.
- Pharmaceutical/Clinical organic chemist interested in small molecule RNA intervention in human disease.
Underrepresented minorities and women are particularly encouraged to apply.
Full position description and to apply online,
RNA Environmental Biochemist (tenured/tenure track): RNA epigenetics, environmental and drug insults to RNA with functional consequences. For full position description and application: http://albany.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=43450
Life Science Entrepreneurship & Technology Commercialization (tenured/tenure track): Research, technology advancement and commercialization, and instruction that elevates and expands UAlbany's program offerings to science and business students in one of the most important and dynamic areas of growth in the US. For full position description and application: http://albany.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=43452
We are seeking a highly motivated and independent individual interested in working in one of two areas: 1) advanced single-molecule techniques to study RNA structure, or 2) programmable biosensors for RNA detection and purification. The single-molecule projects are more engineering based, and involve further development and testing of the recently invented Centrifuge Force Microscope (CFM) to probe the structure of individual RNA molecules with the application of force. The biosensor project is more biochemistry based, and involves adapting a recently developed DNA nanoswitch platform to RNA applications including detection and purification.
Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, Biophysics, Biochemistry or related field from a college or university accredited by USDOE or an internationally recognized accrediting organization
Preferred Qualifications (depending on area of interest): Experience in single-molecule biophysics (optical tweezers, AFM, etc.); Hands-on engineering and prototyping experience; Experience with optics, image analysis, or programming; Experience in DNA nanotechnology.
For a full job description and application instructions:
Highly motivated individuals interested in working in various research projects and collaborations (academic and corporate) conducting RNA/RNA and RNA/protein interactions as related to the control of gene expression and human diseases are encouraged to apply. Position is in The RNA Institute, reporting to Dr. Paul F. Agris.
For a full job description and application instructions:
A post-doctoral associate position is open, beginning January 2015, in the lab of Dr. Paul F. Agris within The RNA Institute. Research areas include studies of RNA/RNA and RNA/protein interaction in control of gene expression, and their involvement in human diseases, diabetes, HIV and MRSA. Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in biochemistry/chemistry with the theoretical background and expertise in operating modern high field NMR instruments and restrained molecular dynamics calculations for determining bio-macromolecular structure.
For a full job description and application instructions: http://www.albany.edu/rfhr/assets/R14-34.pdf
Postdoctoral positions are available in the Belfort labto study both self-splicing introns and inteins. The group investigates both the dynamics of retrotransposon-like group II introns and their evolutionary relationship to spliceosomal introns and the structure, function, evolution and application of the protein-splicing inteins. The successful applicants will use genetic, biochemical, structural and high-throughput genomic techniques in bacteria and yeast. We will build on our discoveries [Coros et al. Mol Cell (2009) 34, 250-256; Chalamcharla, et al. Genes Dev. (2010) 24, 827-836; Callahan et al, Nature Struc. and Mol Biol. (2011) 18, 630-633]to explore the lifestyle, host inter-dependence and evolution of these self-splicing, RNA and protein elements.
Candidates should have a Ph.D in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or related fields, and publications in peer-reviewed journals. Experience with bacterial and yeast genetics, structure and computation are preferred, but not essential.
The laboratory is in an interdisciplinary Life Sciences Research Building and is affiliated with The RNA Institute. UAlbany is located in Albany, NY, which has a vibrant scientific and cultural community, situated a few hours by car or train from New York City, Boston and Montreal. Surrounded by rivers, lakes and mountains, Albany is an ideal location for outdoor activities year round.
To apply, submit a CV, a statement of research interests and career goals, and the names of 3 references to Rebecca McCarthy. These are NIH-funded positions administered by the Research Foundation, an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
A Postdoctoral position is available in the Belfort labto study self-splicing introns. The group investigates the dynamics of retrotransposon-like group II introns, their genetic mobility, stress responsiveness and their evolutionary relationship to spliceosomal introns. The successful applicants will use genetic, biochemical, structural and high-throughput genomic techniques in bacteria and yeast. References to recent discoveries: Coros et al. Mol Cell (2009) 34, 250-256; Chalamcharla, et al. Genes Dev. (2010) 24, 827-836; Huang et al Nucleic Acids Res (2011), 39 2845-2854; Contreras et al. RNA (2013) 19, 1497-1509.
Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or related fields, and publications in peer-reviewed journals. Experience with bacterial and yeast genetics, biochemistry, structure and computation are preferred
The laboratory is in an interdisciplinary Life Sciences Research Building and is affiliated with the RNA Institute. UAlbany is located in Albany, NY, which has a vibrant scientific and cultural community, situated close to New York City, Boston and Montreal. Surrounded by rivers, lakes and mountains, Albany is an ideal location for outdoor activities year round.
To apply, submit a CV, a statement of research interests and career goals, and the names of 3 references to Rebecca McCarthy. This is an NIH-funded positions administered by the Research Foundation, an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.