Open Positions

We are seeking highly-motivated young scientists to join us in investigating how long noncoding RNAs regulate development and disease. We combine approaches of genetics, genomics, and biochemistry to study how long noncoding RNAs function in embryonic stem cell differentiation and regulation of liver fibrosis. 

  1. Postdoctoral Fellow
  2. Research Technician (undergraduate degree)
  3. Research Technologist (masters or previous lab experience)

Postdoctoral Fellow Candidates

Please contact us to discuss research opportunities to study embryonic stem cell differentiation and liver fibrosis.

Research Technician

The selected candidate will work on experimental research projects directly with the principal investigator and a senior postdoc (60%) and will also spend about 40% of his/her effort on management duties that include purchasing and organizing supplies, supervising equipment maintenance, and preparing stock solutions. A highly-motivated and productive technician may also have the opportunity to lead an independent project within the lab. 

A bachelor’s degree is required, preferably with formal study in molecular biology, genetics, chemistry or biochemistry. The candidate must be responsible, organized, and have strong communication and interpersonal skills. Previous experience in scientific research is a great asset, but common sense and enthusiasm are more important than experience. 

This is a full time/40 hour per week position with competitive salary/fringe benefits. Anticipated start date is the summer of 2019, but there is some flexibility. A 2-year minimum commitment is required. This can be a great transition for students with a bachelor’s degree who are interested in gaining biomedical research experience before applying to graduate or medical school. We have now had three technicians work in the lab for 2-3 years. They have all gone on to either medical school or graduate school.

Please send inquiries and resume to with the subject line: Technician position­­­­­. Please email before June 15, 2019.

Research Technologist

The selected candidate will spend about 50% of her/his effort on experimental research projects and will spend the remainder of her/his effort on management duties that include purchasing and organizing supplies and equipment, supervising equipment maintenance, teaching techniques to new members of the lab and organizing lab events.

This is a full time/40 hour per week position with competitive salary/fringe benefits. Work in the lab includes cell culture and differentiation experiments as well as use of mouse models. We employ approaches in our studies that include use of the CRISPR/Cas system for genome editing, small inhibitory (si) RNAs and locked nucleic acid anti-sense technology for loss of function studies.  We also study RNA-protein interactions through approaches that include mass spectrometry and RNA-sequencing. We analyze gene expression through approaches that include quantitative real time PCR, high throughput RNA sequencing and microscopy (of both live and fixed cells).  

A bachelor’s degree is required. A master’s degree or at least 3 years of lab research experience is recommended.

Please send inquiries and resume to with the subject: research technologist position­­­­­. Three letters of reference will be needed upon request.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.