Open position for a Postdoctoral Fellowship (RNA Metabolism in Innate Immunity) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, Maryland

NIH-funded Postdoctoral Fellowship Position, to begin as early as June 2019
(duration: 2-5 yrs).
RNA Metabolism in Innate Immunity
National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, Maryland
The Fellow will investigate molecular mechanisms involved in RNA metabolism relevant to cytoplasmic RNA polymerase III (cyto-Pol III)-mediated innate immune mRNA induction and metabolism. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. or M.D. and have less than 5 years postdoctoral experience.  Expertise in molecular biology, genetics and/or biochemistry is required, as are strong letters of recommendation.  The successful candidate will confer regularly with the principal investigator but must develop self-directed research and have good technical, presentation, and communication skills as essential parts of the training experience.
Interested candidates should email a cover letter that details their specific interests in the research interests of the Maraia lab.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter that details their specific interests in the research areas of the Maraia lab, C.V. and a list of three references with their e-mail addresses and telephone numbers via e-mail to:
Richard J. Maraia, M.D.
Email: maraiar@mail.nih.gov
Maraia lab website: https://science.nichd.nih.gov/confluence/display/smcb/Home
Maraia lab interests:
•cytoplasmic RNA polymerse III (cyto-Pol III)-mediate innate immune response
•mRNA biased codon use and effects of variable tRNA gene complement.
•Anticodon modification by tRNA isopentenylytransferase and its role in translation.
•Molecular mechanisms of La-related protein -4 (LARP4) function in translation.
•Role of the La protein in tRNA production.
•Molecular mechanisms of transcription termination by RNA polymerase III.