POSTDOCTORAL POSITION in the interplay of host tRNA landscapes and virus infections
Molecular Virology Group, Barcelona Biomedical Research Park
University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona
The main objective of Molecular Virology Group led by Dr. Juana Díez is to study the complex cell-host interactions that new and emerging viruses exploit for ensuring their multiplication within host cells. Recently, our lab has shown an unprecedented interaction between (+)RNA viruses and the host tRNA epitranscriptome. Our current interests aim to decipher this viral strategy and its exploitation across viral groups and hosts. For this, we combine cutting edge -omic analyses with cellular and molecular approaches.With this purpose we combine biochemistry, cell culture, in vivo and –omic approaches. As an example read our last publication:
Nat Commun. 2022 doi: 10.1038/s41467-022-31835-x.
Our international group is integrated into the Biomedical Research Park of Barcelona (PRBB), one of the largest hubs of biomedical research in southern Europe. For more information visit the websites below:
http://www.prbb.org/ and https://www.upf.edu/web/virology-unit
Candidate Requirements and Application:
– PhD in a relevant field (tRNA biology, translational control or RNA Biology) with at least one publication in a reputable international journal.
-Fluency in spoken and written English.
The candidate should be highly motivated, self-driven and passionate about science. He/she is expected to set up work standards in research quality and reproducibility, to tutor PhD students, to be involved in grant writing and to be a team player.
3-year contract (estimated annual gross 37.199,82€) with possibility to be extended and to apply to own project during this extension.
Starting date: flexible, May to December 2024)
HOW TO APPLY
To apply please submit the following to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating in subject «postdoctoral position tRNA-virus»:
1- A letter of interest that includes your laboratory experience, long-term career goals and putative starting day.
2- CV, including the contact details of 3 referees.
3- 2 letters of reference