Postdoctoral position on eucaryotic mRNA processing, Bern

Postdoctoral position
on eucaryotic mRNA processing

at the Institute of Cell Biology,
University of Bern, Switzerland

January 1, 2013 or subject to negotiation
2-3 years

Our laboratory is studying euaryotic mRNA processing reactions, in particular the 3′ end
processing of polyadenylated mRNAs and of the non-polyadenylated animal replication-
dependent histone mRNAs. Another field of study are mRNA splicing defects and other
disturbances of mRNA metabolism that occur in inherited disorders. In particular, we work
on the pathogenic mechanisms of Spinal Muscular Atrophy and on the development of an
antisense-mediated gene therapy for this disease.

The aim of this search is to reinforce our small group working on mRNA 3′ end processing.
However, candidates interested in our more medically oriented work can also apply,
especially if they can supply or compete for fellowships to support part of their salary.

Applicants must hold a PhD degree and have a strong background in molecular and cell
biology. Previous working experience in the field of RNA biology, as well as with cell culture
and lentiviral vectors will be important selection criteria as are the educational background,
motivation, independence and creativity. Candidates must be able to communicate well in
English and, if possible, also in German.

For further information please contact Prof. Daniel Schümperli

We are looking forward to your application including a short statement of interest,
Curriculum Vitae, list of publications and names and addresses of two academic references.