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Postdoctoral Scholar - Biology
University of Nevada, Reno in Reno, Nevada
 
 
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Date Posted 06/16/2021
Category
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

The University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) appreciates your interest in employment at our growing institution. We want your application process to go smoothly and quickly. We ask that you keep in mind the following when completing your application:

  • Required attachments are listed below on the posting. Your application will not be considered without the required attachments.

  • Draft applications are saved automatically and can be accessed through your candidate home account. Final applications must be submitted prior to the close of the recruitment. Once a recruitment has closed, applications will no longer be accepted.

If you need assistance or have questions regarding the application process, please contact the Human Resources helpline at (775) 784-1495 or jobs@unr.edu .

For UNR Med professional job postings, if you have questions or need assistance regarding the application process, please contact the Office of Professional Recruitment at (775) 784-6778.

Job Description

A Postdoctoral position at the University of Nevada, Reno, Department of Biology is available immediately to study the mechanism of coordinated alternative splicing and alternative polyadenylation in the lab of Dr. Pedro Miura. Our NIH funded lab uses Drosophila, mice, and cultured cells to investigate the function and regulation of alternative 3’ UTRs and circular RNAs in the brain. The lab employs genetic approaches such as CRISPR gene-editing and high throughput sequencing approaches such as long-read sequencing to study how RNA biogenesis events are linked.

The candidate should have an interest in RNA and gene regulation. Priority will be given to candidates with demonstrated research excellence and who are capable of implementing innovative approaches. The ideal candidate should have expertise in techniques used in genetics, molecular biology and neurobiology. Experience working with mice, mammalian cell culture, or Drosophila preferred. Experience in the analysis of next generation sequencing data is also desirable. See lab website: www.post-transcriptional.com for more information.

Required Qualifications

A Ph.D. in any biological sciences related field by time of appointment.

Degree must have been received within the last five years.
 

Compensation Grade

Postdoctoral Scholar

Salary Schedules

Total Compensation

The total compensation package includes a competitive salary, moving allowance (if applicable), a rich retirement plan, health insurance options that include dental and vision, life insurance, long-term disability, annual and sick leave, along with many other benefits. Additionally, there is a grant-in-aid educational benefit for faculty and dependents.  For more information, please visit: UNR Benefits

Faculty Dual Career Assistance Program

The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes the importance of addressing dual-career couples’ professional needs. We offer a dual career assistance program to newly hired faculty spouses/partners that provides resources and assists them to identify career opportunities in Northern Nevada. Dual Career Assistance Program

Exempt

Yes

Full-Time Equivalent

100.0%

Required Attachment(s)

Please note, once you submit your application the only attachment/s viewable to you will be the attachment/s to the resume/CV section of the application. Any additional required attachment/s to the cover letter, references, additional documents sections of the application, will not be viewable to you after you submit your application. All uploaded attachment/s will be on the application for the committee to review. To request updates to attachments, prior to the committee review of applications, please contact the candidate helpdesk at jobs@unr.edu .

Attach the following attachments to your application

1) Resume/CV

2) Cover Letter

3) Contact Information for Three Professional References

This posting is open until filled

Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. This search will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made.

Posting Close Date

Note to Applicant

A background check will be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.

  

HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified, HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member’s first day of employment.

  

References will be contacted at the appropriate phase of the recruitment process.

Applicants hired on a federal contract may be subject to E-Verify.

  

As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions in the Nevada System of Higher Education may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks.

  

For positions that require driving, evidence of a valid driver's license will be required at the time of employment and as a condition of continued employment.

    

Schedules are subject to change based on organizational needs.


University of Nevada, Reno

The University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) appreciates your interest in employment at our growing institution. We want your application process to go smoothly and quickly. We ask that you keep in mind the following when completing your application:

  • Required attachments are listed below on the posting. Your application will not be considered without the required attachments.

  • Draft applications are saved automatically and can be accessed through your candidate home account. Final applications must be submitted prior to the close of the recruitment. Once a recruitment has closed, applications will no longer be accepted.

If you need assistance or have questions regarding the application process, please contact the Human Resources helpline at (775) 784-1495 or jobs@unr.edu .

For UNR Med professional job postings, if you have questions or need assistance regarding the application process, please contact the Office of Professional Recruitment at (775) 784-6778.

Job Description

A Postdoctoral position at the University of Nevada, Reno, Department of Biology is available immediately to study the mechanism of coordinated alternative splicing and alternative polyadenylation in the lab of Dr. Pedro Miura. Our NIH funded lab uses Drosophila, mice, and cultured cells to investigate the function and regulation of alternative 3’ UTRs and circular RNAs in the brain. The lab employs genetic approaches such as CRISPR gene-editing and high throughput sequencing approaches such as long-read sequencing to study how RNA biogenesis events are linked.

The candidate should have an interest in RNA and gene regulation. Priority will be given to candidates with demonstrated research excellence and who are capable of implementing innovative approaches. The ideal candidate should have expertise in techniques used in genetics, molecular biology and neurobiology. Experience working with mice, mammalian cell culture, or Drosophila preferred. Experience in the analysis of next generation sequencing data is also desirable. See lab website: www.post-transcriptional.com for more information.

Required Qualifications

A Ph.D. in any biological sciences related field by time of appointment.

Degree must have been received within the last five years.
 

Compensation Grade

Postdoctoral Scholar

Salary Schedules

Total Compensation

The total compensation package includes a competitive salary, moving allowance (if applicable), a rich retirement plan, health insurance options that include dental and vision, life insurance, long-term disability, annual and sick leave, along with many other benefits. Additionally, there is a grant-in-aid educational benefit for faculty and dependents.  For more information, please visit: UNR Benefits

Faculty Dual Career Assistance Program

The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes the importance of addressing dual-career couples’ professional needs. We offer a dual career assistance program to newly hired faculty spouses/partners that provides resources and assists them to identify career opportunities in Northern Nevada. Dual Career Assistance Program

Exempt

Yes

Full-Time Equivalent

100.0%

Required Attachment(s)

Please note, once you submit your application the only attachment/s viewable to you will be the attachment/s to the resume/CV section of the application. Any additional required attachment/s to the cover letter, references, additional documents sections of the application, will not be viewable to you after you submit your application. All uploaded attachment/s will be on the application for the committee to review. To request updates to attachments, prior to the committee review of applications, please contact the candidate helpdesk at jobs@unr.edu .

Attach the following attachments to your application

1) Resume/CV

2) Cover Letter

3) Contact Information for Three Professional References

This posting is open until filled

Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. This search will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made.

Posting Close Date

Note to Applicant

A background check will be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.

  

HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified, HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member’s first day of employment.

  

References will be contacted at the appropriate phase of the recruitment process.

Applicants hired on a federal contract may be subject to E-Verify.

  

As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions in the Nevada System of Higher Education may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks.

  

For positions that require driving, evidence of a valid driver's license will be required at the time of employment and as a condition of continued employment.

    

Schedules are subject to change based on organizational needs.


University of Nevada, Reno

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