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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.


Staff Positions


Junior and Senior Faculty Positions at The RNA Institute


Postdoctoral Positions


Staff Positions:

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. Qualifications: Bachelor’s in life sciences, MBA preferred, and 3-5 years lab research experience or PhD, plus 5 years progressive business development experience. Full announcement and http://albany.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=43301

Competitive salary and benefits. The successful candidate will work in The RNA Institute (http://www.albany.edu/rna) on the UAlbany uptown campus, Albany, NY. The Institute has state-of-the-art labs and creates an outstanding collaborative research environment for ~40 regional investigators.

Applicants must possess excellent organizational, verbal, written and interpersonal skills. In applying candidates must address their ability to work with and instruct a culturally diverse population. Application review begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.


Junior and Senior Faculty Positions at The RNA Institute:

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

RNA Cancer Biologist (tenure track): Role of RNA in oncogenesis or cancer therapeutics, or a RNA based genomics approach to cancer biology. For full position description and application: http://albany.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=42800

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

 


 

Postdoctoral Position (1), The RNA Institute: RNA Flow Cytometry

The postdoctoral researcher will become a part of a strong interdisciplinary team focusing on the development of cell-based RNA assays utilizing novel fluorescent probes to image and sort on cellular RNAs in very low abundance. The postdoctoral researcher will be working under supervision of Drs. Royzen and Yigit. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in chemistry or biochemistry with the strong background and experience in flow cytometry, fluorescence cell imaging and modern cell culture techniques. Applications received by September 1, 2014 are guaranteed full consideration; however, applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. Send a cover letter, a CV, a statement of your research experience and interests and a list of at least three references, as a single pdf document to mroyzen@albany.edu.

The University at Albany is an EEO/AA/IRCA/ADA employer.

 


 

Postdoctoral Positions (4), The RNA Institute: Biochemistry/Cell & Molecular Biology

Four post-doctoral associate positions are available within various research projects and collaborations (academic and corporate) conducting research on RNA, RNA interactions, and RNA imaging. Supervise use and support users of instrumentation.

To view the vacancy announcement in its entirety and to apply on-line go to http://albany.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=34893.



Postdoctoral Positions (1), Rangan Lab: Developtmental Genetics with Focus on RNA Regulation

A post-doctoral position is available immediately in the developmental genetics team of Assistant Professor Prash Rangan. The Rangan lab is an ambitious new group at the RNA Institute, Albany NY, working on the role of RNA regulation in germ line development using Drosophila melanogaster as a model system.  We are interested in understanding how RNA secondary structures of 3’UTRs contribute towards a unique germ line fate.  This is a relatively unexplored field and offers great opportunities for post-docs to progress towards independence or to gain experience in a field relevant to industry. The ideal candidate will have background in RNA structure, be dynamic, logical, creative, have excellent hands and enjoy helping other members of the lab. Dr. Rangan has an excellent track record as a mentor, and will work to facilitate the successful candidate’s acquisition of independent funding and further career development.

The RNA institute is a vibrant new establishment focused on the RNA sciences and interdisciplinary approaches. We have an extremely collaborative and friendly culture, facilitating scientific and social interactions among all groups, both experimental and theoretical. To apply for this position, please send your application (including CV, cover letter, and references) by e-mail to prangan@albany.edu.

 


Postdoctoral positions (2), Belfort Lab: Self-splicing introns and inteins

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.

 


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Postdoctoral position (1), Belfort Lab: Catalytic RNA and retrotransposon dynamics

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.


 

Postdoctoral Position (1), Agris Lab: Molecular Biology

One post-doctoral associate position is available in the Agris Lab within The RNA Institute. Highly motivated individuals interested in working in various research projects and collaborations (academic and corporate) conducting in RNA/RNA and RNA/protein interactions as related to the control of gene expression and human diseases are encouraged to apply.

Applicants should be able to work independently, have the experience cited below and be expected to use that knowledge to assist in the training and supervision of a culturally diverse research group of laboratory personnel. Applicants are expected to seek and apply for federal and private agency postdoctoral fellowships.

Appointments are for one year and renewable dependent on successful scientific progress, publications and availability of funding, but are not eligible for permanent.

Requirements:
Minimum Qualifications:

Preferred Qualification:

Applicants must respond with detailed curriculum vitae, statement of research experience and interest, and at least three reference letters from their immediate supervisor, and others aware of their research capabilities. Please email cover letter, CV, and references to Kyla Frohlich.

 

 

 

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