New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD)

Post-Doctoral Associate in RNA Biology

NYU Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Dr. Piergiorgio Percipalle Research Group
Division of Science
NYU Abu Dhabi

The Percipalle laboratory in the Science Division, New York University Abu Dhabi, has an opening for a postdoctoral associate position in the area of RNA Biology to work in on the role of RNA modifications in gene expression regulation.

The successful applicant will join a project in the laboratory focusing on the role of a subset of RNA binding proteins involved in regulating mRNA trafficking, from the gene to polyribosomes, and how these mechanisms are controlled by RNA methylation. We are particularly interested in elucidating these mechanisms during neuronal development and differentiation. For this we have established in vitro nuclear reprogramming methods to study neurogenesis and we combine this technology with cell and molecular methods, bulk and single cell genome-wide analyses (RNA-seq, and RIP-seq) and super-resolution microscopy. The candidate will work in a multidisciplinary environment consisting of PhD-level scientists, graduate students and undergraduate students.

Applicants must have a PhD in cell and molecular biology or related field. Excellent experimental and in silico skills relevant to the project (in particular genomics and bioinformatics) are required. Skills in mouse genetics are an advantage.

For consideration, applicants need to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae with full publication list, statement of research interests and three letters of reference, all in PDF format, to: If you have any questions, please email Prof. Piergiorgio Percipalle at

The terms of employment are very competitive and include housing and educational subsidies for children. Applications will be accepted immediately and candidates will be considered until the position is filled. To be considered, all applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcript of degree, a one-page summary of research accomplishments and interests, and at least 2 letters of recommendation, all in PDF format. Please visit our website at for instructions and information on how to apply. If you have any questions, please email:

About NYUAD:
NYU Abu Dhabi is a degree-granting research university with a fully integrated liberal arts and science undergraduate program in the Arts, Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Engineering. NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU New York, and NYU Shanghai, form the backbone of NYU’s global network university, an interconnected network of portal campuses and academic centers across six continents that enable seamless international mobility of students and faculty in their pursuit of academic and scholarly activity. This global university represents a transformative shift in higher education, one in which the intellectual and creative endeavors of academia are shaped and examined through an international and multicultural perspective. As a major intellectual hub at the crossroads of the Arab world, NYUAD serves as a center for scholarly thought, advanced research, knowledge creation, and sharing, through its academic, research, and creative activities.

UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply

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