Postdoc positions are available in the McManus lab to study biological processes relating to noncoding RNA pathways. If you are interested in conducting high-throughput genomic RNAi screens, or using the mouse as a model to understand noncoding RNA biology, this lab could be for you. We have a broad focus to understand the biology of gene expression as related to RNA. There are projects related to long noncoding RNAs and biology regulated to post-transcriptional gene regulation and epigenetics. There are available projects that involve the study of small noncoding RNAs of biological significance, and genetic factors involved in noncoding RNA genesis and regulation of gene expression. Several projects are available that center on mammalian systems that use powerful siRNA and shRNA libraries, Cas9 systems, mouse transgenics, and novel approaches aimed at dissecting mechanisms of RNA biology. The McManus Lab is an excellent training environment and UCSF offers astounding opportunities to develop your career. Anyone interested in molecular mechanisms of gene expression as related to noncoding RNAs can apply.
Please send a pdf copy of your CV by email to Lily Yu, cc to Michael T. McManus. Include “postdoc position” in the subject line. Send a list of three references to:
Lily Yu (administrative assistant)
About the McManus Lab
Short and long noncoding RNAs. The McManus Lab uses high throughput systems to explore the biology of small (microRNAs) and long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs). These approaches allow us to quickly capture of broad image of which noncoding RNAs participate in a particular biological process- and place us in a position where we can focus on the few most relevant ones. It is already clear that microRNAs have broad roles across biology. Based on the few lncRNAs described to date, we hypothesize these RNAs will also have broad roles in basic biology. Our studies add significantly to our understanding of how cells react to their environments and will shed new insight into genomic noncoding RNA dark matter.