Two faculty positions in RNAi research

October 28, 2011 § Leave a comment

The University of Albany invites applications for two tenure track Assistant Professor positions in RNA science and technology.

1. CELL/DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGIST, Department of Biological Sciences: conducting research
on the role of RNA, including but not exclusive to non-coding or microRNA molecules, in posttranscriptional
gene regulation or other cellular and/or developmental processes.

2. CHEMIST/BIOCHEMIST, Department of Chemistry: conducting research in RNA science and its
applications in areas such as, but not limited to, modified nucleosides, synthesis, imaging, and analytical
chemistries as it pertains to RNA structure/function relationships, including interactions with proteins
and other RNAs.

Both positions will be affiliated with the RNA Institute ( with state-of-the
art laboratories housed in the Life Sciences Research Building (
The Institute brings together more than 35 investigators from the College of Arts & Sciences, the
College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, the School of Public Health, and regional institutions
including the Wadsworth Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and Albany Medical College. This
creates an outstanding environment for research collaborations. Instructional responsibilities will be consistent with the position and those of the faculty in the home
department, and the interests of the candidate.

Submit applications for CELL/DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY at:

Submit applications for CHEMIST/BIOCHEMIST at:

Applications must include a CV with publications cited in detail and any present or past grant funding,
statement of research interests, statement of teaching interests, and a minimum of three references with
contact information. The successful candidates for both positions will be offered a competitive salary, start-up package, and research space in the Life Sciences Research Building.

Qualifications for both Candidates: Ph.D. from a college or university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education or an internationally recognized accrediting organization and a strong publication record reflecting significant scientific accomplishments. Applicants must address in their applications their ability to work with and instruct a culturally diverse population. Preferred qualifications include productive post-doctoral training and the potential or demonstrated ability, to obtain independent extramural funding.

Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2011 and continue until the positions are filled.

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

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