Ph.D. or Postdoctoral Position in microRNA Decay (NIH, Bethesda, MD)

The McJunkin lab seeks Ph.D. students and postdoctoral fellows with an interest in mechanisms of miRNA degradation. We use classical genetics and genome editing in C. elegans and mammalian cells, along with next-generation sequencing, cell biology, and biochemical techniques. For more information, please see our website (Section on Regulatory RNAs - NIDDK).

The NIH main campus in Bethesda is a vibrant and collaborative research environment. Bethesda, Maryland is part of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, and the NIH main campus is easily accessible by the Washington, D.C. subway system.

Ph.D. students may join as part of an institutional Graduate Partnership Program or an Individual Graduate Partnership Program (Graduate Partnerships Program (GPP) | Office of Intramural Training & Education at the National Institutes of Health). Postdoctoral applicants must have completed a Ph.D. within the last three years. Expertise in molecular biology and strong verbal and written communication skills are required. Experience in cell culture, RNA biology or C. elegans research is desirable. International scientists and U.S. citizens are equally eligible. Students and postdocs from underrepresented or underprivileged backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Start date is flexible.

To apply, please send a cover letter describing which aspect of our research program you are interested to pursue, a CV, and contact information for three references to

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