Postdoctoral Fellowship, microRNA Biology and Regulation, National Institutes of Health

Posted 10/23/2017

Postdoctoral positions are available in the McJunkin lab at the NIH main campus in Bethesda, Maryland.

Our research has two major long-term goals:

  1. To define the biological functions of miRNAs during embryogenesis
  2. To elucidate mechanisms of miRNA turnover. Using C. elegans as a model organism, we will combine the strengths of classical forward genetics with CRISPR-Cas-9-mediated genome editing, next-generation sequencing, cell biology, and biochemical techniques.

The NIH main campus is a vibrant and collaborative research environment boasting over four hundred research groups and an active postdoc community. 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.

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 either RNA biology or C. elegans research is desirable. International scientists and U.S. citizens are equally eligible for these fully-funded positions.

For more information, please see our website (

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

Last Updated 10/23/2017