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Gene Regulation by Small Noncoding RNAs

National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD and surrounding area

Position Description:

A postdoctoral position is immediately available in the Vidigal lab. Our lab aims to understand how small RNA pathways centered on Argonaute (AGO) proteins regulate mammalian physiology with a strong focus on mouse genetics. Current projects seek to define the regulation of AGO proteins in vivo and the mechanistic details through which they impact mouse development, homeostasis, and disease. In an exciting new area of research, the Vidigal lab is exploring how the functions of AGO2 are regulated between proliferating and quiescent cells as well as the requirement for direct RNA cleavage by AGO2 in quiescence through its conserved but poorly understood catalytic domain.

Learn more about our work and research directions here:

What we offer:

  • Fully funded postdoc positions up to 5 years including health benefits
  • Opportunity to start your own research program or lead ongoing projects


Candidates with PhD-experience in one or more of the following: mouse development/tumorigenesis or immunology, RNA biology, massively parallel sequencing-based techniques, or bioinformatics are encouraged to apply

To Apply:

Send the following to

  • 2-paragraph long cover letter explaining your scientific trajectory and why you would like to join us
  • Your CV
  • Email contacts for 3 references

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