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Postdoctoral Training Opportunity - Hematology/Oncology

A postdoctoral position is available in the NCI/R35 funded laboratory of Dr. Marcus E. Peter to study the role of toxic RNAs in health and disease. Projects are based on the recent discovery by the Peter Lab of a kill code embedded in the genome of multicellular organisms. This kill switch is based on RNA interference and can be engaged to kill cancer cells. However, it may also determine cell fate in multiple neurodegenerative diseases, such as Huntington's disease (HD) and Alzheimer's disease (AD) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

For details see: Gao et al. (2018) Nature Comm, 9, 4504; Murmann et al. (2018), EMBO Rep, 19, e45336; Murmann et al. (2018) Trends in Cancer, 4:684. Putzbach et al. (2017) eLife 6, e29702; Murmann et al. (2017), Oncotarget 8, 84643; Patel and Peter (2017) Cell Cycle, 17, 506; Putzbach et al. (2018) Trends in Cancer, 4, 10; Putzbach et al., (2018) eLife, 7, e38621;

If you wish to be part of a dynamic team that explores new ideas on the causes and treatments of neurodegenerative diseases, this position is for you.

  • Successful candidates should be highly motivated and have a recent PhD degree with a strong background in neurobiology, molecular biology and/or cell biology.
  • At least one first author publication in an excellent journal is a requirement.
  • Experience in working with protein and RNA methods is desired.
Interested individuals should send a C.V. and names of three references to the address below or by email to:    

Marcus Peter
Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine
303 E Superior St, Lurie 6-123
Chicago, Il 60611