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Postdoctoral Position | Computational RNA Biology | University of Arizona, Phoenix

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  • Postdoctoral Position | Computational RNA Biology | University of Arizona, Phoenix

    My lab is looking for a strong PostDoc in RNA biology with a focus computational RNA biology and bioinformatics in the cardiovascular system. We are part of the new Translational Cardiovascular Research Center (TCRC) of the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix. Our lab is located in the pulsating new downtown of Phoenix, Arizona.

    Interested? Find out more about our lab at or message me!

    Direct link to job posting:

    What we offer:

    The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix (COM-P) is seeking a highly motivated candidate for the full-time position of Postdoctoral Research Associate in Dr. Tobias Jakobi's laboratory. The lab focuses on the interplay of coding and non-coding RNAs, such as the novel class of circular RNAs in heart disease. To study these RNAs, we develop new computational open-source tools that can be used by our lab as well as other researchers in their field of interest. The successful candidate will contribute towards research and research-related service in the area of translational cardiovascular research. The successful Postdoctoral candidate should be organized, detail oriented, productive and be able to work independently as well as with others. The Postdoctoral candidate will benefit from the interaction with the diverse and interdisciplinary environment at the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix.

    The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix anchors the 28-acre Phoenix Biomedical Campus in the heart of the Valley of the Sun. The College inspires and trains individuals to become exemplary physicians, scientists and leaders who are life-long learners and inquisitive scholars. The Phoenix Biomedical Campus embodies the University’s priorities of engagement, partnership, innovation, and synergy in its world-class academic and research initiatives, with clinical facilities throughout Greater Phoenix.

    Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

    The University of Arizona has been recognized for our innovative work-life programs.

    Your Qualifications:

    - Knowledge of the biological sciences.
    - Experience in computational biology / bioinformatics data analysis methods.
    - Expertise in working with the Linux/Unix command line (bash, make, software management).
    - Proficiency in handling large-scale scientific data sets and cluster computing environments.
    - Knowledge of reproducible and scalable research such as software version control (git); knowledge of container solutions (docker, singularity, conda) is a plus.
    - Proficiency in Python and R.
    - Solid background knowledge in RNA biology.
    - Experience in molecular biology is a plus.
    - Ability to independently develop reports and manuscripts and present findings in tabular, oral, written, and graphic formats.

    Interested? Apply now at!
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