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Noncoding RNAs and RNPs; RNA Surveillance

National Cancer Institute, Frederick, MD

Position Description:

A fully funded postdoctoral position is available in Dr. Sandra Wolin’s laboratory at the National Cancer Institute in Frederick. We study how noncoding RNAs function, the RNA surveillance pathways that remove defective and harmful RNAs and the mechanisms by which defects in these pathways contribute to diseases such as cancer and autoimmunity. Our approach is multidisciplinary, as combining molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry and structural biology to discover novel functions for noncoding RNAs and to identify novel RNA surveillance pathways. For more information, see

Our group is part of the newly formed RNA Biology Laboratory in the Center for Cancer Research. We are part of the National Cancer Institute RNA Biology Initiative, which includes more than 50 laboratories at the Frederick, Bethesda and Shady Grove campuses of the National Cancer Institute. The environment is highly collaborative and collegial, with the ability to interact with a wide range of scientists and clinicians. The position is ideal for motivated candidates who are seeking additional training in RNA biology.


Candidates must have a Ph.D. and/or an M.D., less than two years of postdoctoral experience and possess strong communication skills. Graduate students who anticipate receiving their degree are also encouraged to apply. Candidates should also have significant training in molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry or structural biology, as evidenced by publications.

To Apply:

Please send a cover letter discussing your interests in the position, your CV and a list of 3 references and their contact information by email to Dr. Sandra Wolin (


This position is subject to a background investigation.

This post will be available until June 1, 2021 or until filled.

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