An exciting opportunity for a Postdoctoral Fellow is available within the RNA and Stem Cell Biology group of Dr. Cristian Bellodi at the Division of Molecular Hematology of the Lund Stem Cell Center, Lund University, Sweden. Our laboratory focuses new post-transcriptional facets of gene expression control in stem and cancer cell at a molecular, cellular and organismal level. We recently uncovered a critical role for RNA modifications in protein synthesis and stem cell function (Guzzi et al., Cell 2018) and several projects are available to study the function of RNA modifying enzymes within different stem cell systems.
The goal of the proposed research project is to unveil the molecular basis by which RNA modifications regulate normal and malignant hematopoiesis in vivo. The applicant will have access to unique genetic models in addition to a wide array of biochemical methods and state-of-the-art high-throughput sequencing approaches available in our laboratory. Successful candidate should be interested in the clinical application of basic science research toward understanding the mechanisms underlying hematological cancers associated with stem cell dysfunction.
Our laboratory provides a vibrant and international research environment consisting of postdocs, technical staff, PhD and master students that share an interest in post-transcriptional mechanism of gene regulation in stem and cancer cells. We are members of the Division of Molecular Hematology composed of 12 research groups with a common focus on hematopoiesis and stem cell research. Our laboratory is embedded in the Lund Stem Cell Center (LSCC), an internationally ranked research center within the strategic areas of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine at Lund University, Scandinavia’s largest institution for education and research. As a member of the LSCC, the candidate will have the possibility to attend seminars and workshops by national and international speakers within key areas of hematology, regenerative medicine and cancer biology. Furthermore, our environment offers dedicated training courses at the Medical Faculty for academic career development.
Essential Skills and Requirements
We are looking for highly talented and motivated candidates with a recent PhD (preferably less than 3 years) and proof of productive research. Applicants are expected to work independently as well as part of a research team. Good knowledge of mammalian hematopoiesis, RNA and cancer biology is highly preferred. Excellent verbal and written English communication skills are required.
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