We are hiring!
We are hiring postdocs, postbacs, and students. If you are interested in joining the lab please send an email to . Here are some positions and programs you may be eligible for.
Postdocs are the driving force of the lab and our goal is to enable them to transition to a career as independent researchers or whatever career path they may want to follow. Although we have funded positions we strongly encourage any candidate to apply for their own funding.
POSTDOCTORAL POSITION IN GERM CELL DIFFERENTIATION AND RNA MODIFICATIONS
A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr Marcos Morgan at NIEHS, part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), in the Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. (https://www.niehs.nih.gov/research/atniehs/labs/rdbl/pi/male-reproduction/index.cfm). The main goal of the lab is to understand the mechanisms that control cell differentiation. To this end, the successful candidate will lead a research program on post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression mediated by RNA modifications in the male germline. The candidate will have the opportunity to characterize novel mouse models and develop innovative sequencing protocols. The ability to quantify RNA modifications in vivo will allow the candidate to interrogate physiological processes at a mechanistic level and critically contribute to the rapidly growing field of epitranscriptomics.
Applicants should currently hold a PhD or should be advanced graduate students that already submitted a manuscript to an international journal as the first author. Ideally, they should have worked in one or more of the following areas: mouse development, reproductive biology, RNA biology or bioinformatics. Desirable skills and areas of expertise include preparation of next-generation sequencing libraries, handling of mouse colonies, molecular biology, tissue culture, microscopy, and bioinformatics. The laboratory strives to generate an interdisciplinary environment and would be ideal for any candidate with a “wet lab” background willing to gain experience in “dry lab” methods and vice versa. Or for candidates with experience using in vitro approaches that want to start working with mouse models and vice versa.
The institute offers excellent opportunities for training and state of the art facilities, including FACS, microscopy, transgenics, and sequencing services. Also, the area provides exceptional networking opportunities for career development in government, academia and industry. Located at the heart of the research triangle, one of the biggest research parks in America, NIEHS shares the campus with the Environmental Protection Agency and is close to three outstanding universities; UNC at Chapel Hill, NC State and Duke. The competitive stipend and benefits offered are regulated by the institute’s intramural funding policies and can be found at https://www.training.nih.gov/postdoctoral_irta_stipend_ranges.
The position is available immediately, with an initial two-year duration. Candidates interested in the opportunity should send a CV, including a list of publications and contact details for three references together with a cover letter indicating research interests and career goals to Dr Marcos Morgan (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.
If you are planning to apply for grad or med school and want to gain research experience you can do a year internship in the lab. The first thing you need to do is enroll in the NIH Postbaccalaureate Intramural Research Training (IRTA) program.
If you are an undergrad looking to gain experience in the lab you can do a summer internship. Some of the techniques and skills that you can learn or develop include CRISPR, High-throughput sequencing and bioinformatics analyses. What you need to do is to apply for the Summer Internship Program in biomedical research (SIP).
Med School Students
Med school students that want to gain experience in molecular biology can join the lab for a year. Start by applying to the NIEHS Medical Student Research Fellowship.