The Wistar Institute

Tian Lab - Post-Doctoral Fellows in RNA Systems Biology

The Wistar Institute

Philadelphia, PA, United States

The Wistar Institute has multiple Postdoctoral Fellow openings in the laboratory of Dr. Bin Tian. Motivated individuals interested in studying RNA systems biology in cancer and immunity are encouraged to apply.

The Tian lab, which will join The Wistar Institute in spring 2020, uses interdisciplinary approaches to study RNA biogenesis and metabolism, with a special focus on the molecular mechanisms and cellular consequences of alternative cleavage and polyadenylation (APA, Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol. 18:18-30). The Lab employs a variety of cutting-edge techniques spanning multiple fields, including molecular biology, functional genomics, bioinformatics, and single molecule imaging. Detailed research topics and publications can be found at

The Tian Lab is especially interested in recruiting two types of candidates: 1) molecular biologists interested in using genomic/bioinformatic analysis and/or single molecule imaging in their work; and 2) computational biologists interested in expanding their experience in a wet lab setting, especially for understanding disease mechanisms. Candidates should also have a collaborative spirit in pursuing biological and clinical significance of their findings.

Candidates should have a PhD (or equivalent) degree or should be close to obtaining their doctoral degree. Candidates committed to an academic career are preferred, but not required. In addition to the online application, please submit a curriculum vitae and contact details for three references to Dr. Bin Tian,

The Wistar Institute is located in the University City area of Philadelphia, in the heart of the University of Pennsylvania Campus. Wistar provides outstanding intellectual environments, state-of-the-art facilities, and streamlined administrative support to its faculty and staff, enabling cutting-edge research, especially in collaborative settings. Research discoveries conducted at Wistar have led to the development of vaccines; the identification of key genes associated with cancers; and the development of many other significant research technologies and tools.

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Please apply via recruiter’s website.

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