Postdoc position in molecular evolution: Haag Lab, University of Maryland

An NSF-funded postdoctoral position is available starting as early as Summer, 2014 in the laboratory of Dr. Eric Haag,
in the Department of Biology at the University of Maryland, College Park. The project is focused on understanding
how translational controls and the RNA-binding proteins that mediate them evolve over short time scales (see
Beadell et al. 2011 PNAS 108:19672 and Liu et al. 2012 Development 139:1509). The research will use the germ
line of C. elegans and its relatives as an experimental system. The ideal candidate will have a strong background
in molecular biology or biochemistry, preferably with experience working with RNA-protein interactions. Prior experience
with C. elegans or molecular evolution is not essential. Support is available for up to three years, but the successful
applicant will apply for external fellowships as appropriate.

The University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP) is the flagship campus of the University of Maryland System. Located
inside the Capital Beltway and only three miles from Washington, DC, UMCP lies in a cosmopolitan, prosperous
metropolis. In addition to strong research groups in genetics, evolution, and molecular biology at UMCP, the campus’
proximity to the NIH, Smithsonian Institution, Johns Hopkins University, and other federal research institutions
provides easy interaction with a wider community of researchers.

If interested, please send a CV and a statement of research interests to:

Eric Haag, Ph.D
Dept. of Biology, Bldg. #144
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742