PhD and postdoctoral positions for research on noncoding RNAs at University of Geneva, Switzerland

Jan 14, 2017

The research group of Prof. Ramesh Pillai is inviting applications to fill two fully-funded PhD student and one postdoctoral researcher positions. The group is part of the Department of Molecular Biology at University of Geneva, where the research interests range from studies on DNA replication, organization of centromeres to chromatin biology and structural biology.

The Pillai group is interested in understanding the role of noncoding RNAs in mediating transcriptional silencing of targets during germline development. The group is studying ~30 nucleotide small noncoding RNAs called Piwi-interacting RNAs (piRNAs) that are implicated in control of transposable elements in the animal germline, and are shown to be essential for maintenance of fertility. Research in the laboratory is highly interdisciplinary with the use of a variety of methodologies like protein biochemistry, cell biology, bioinformatics and structural biology. Mouse and flies are two animal models widely used by members of the group.

Candidates should contactThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.with a motivation letter and CV. More information on research in the laboratory can be had at: http://www.molbio.unige.ch/eng/research_groups/pillai/lab

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