We have an opening for postdoctoral research associate in RNA research and functional genomics. This position is available immediately.

The researcher will study RNA expression regulation, especially focusing on microRNA and cancer development. MicroRNAs are small non-coding RNAs that are extensively involved in many biological processes. We are particularly interested in combining bioinformatics, high-throughput biology such as RNA-seq, CRISPR screening and single cell sequencing, as well as standard molecular biology techniques to characterize the functions of microRNA and other RNA species. Our lab is also interested in using RNA expression profiles as molecular biomarkers for disease diagnosis and prognosis. More information about the lab can be found at: http://mcph.uic.edu/wang/.

This position requires a Ph.D. in molecular biology, cell biology, genetics, biochemistry or related fields. The candidates should have extensive experience in molecular and cell biology as demonstrated by solid publication record. Experience in bioinformatics, biostatistics or computer science is also a plus.

Interested candidates should send resume to Dr. Xiaowei Wang, Dept. of Pharmacology and Regenerative Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, at email address: xwang317@uic.edu

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The University of Illinois conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of contingent offer of employment. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act. The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit https://www.hr.uillinois.edu/cms/One.aspx?portalId=4292&pageId=1411899

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