PhD position available in RNA Biophysics at Karolinska Institute (Stockholm)

PhD position available in RNA Biophysics at Karolinska Institute (Stockholm). 

Description:   http://petzoldlab.com

Background:

Possibly more than 50% of the human genome codes for non-coding RNA. These RNAs are ubiquitous among all life forms and the mechanisms how non-coding RNAs regulate these cellular functions are largely unknown.



Our research group is interested in understanding how RNAs adopt their structures in order to select specific functions in a pool if RNAs. We employ different biochemical and biophysical techniques (e.g. EMSA, NMR, UV melting experiments), to investigate the molecular mechanism of RNA function (Nature 2012 & 2015).

 

Project:

We look for a student for the collaborative project together with the Lab from E.R. Andersson (anderssonlab.com) and the person will therefore be working on an interface from molecular biology to biophysical methods. The project aims to study microRNA targeting mRNA under consideration of structure & dynamics and establish and develop biophysical and biochemistry methods for this task.

The PhD student will work on RNAs addressing biological questions studied in the lab. You will work in a team together with other lab members and regularly present your research work in lab-meetings, seminars and at international conferences.

The projects will be supervised by Dr. Katja Petzold, deadline 7th of January 2018. Please apply directly via the netrecruiter system:

https://ki.mynetworkglobal.com/se/what:job/jobID:176419/type:job/where:4/apply:1

 

Best wishes,

 

Katja

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Katja Petzold, Ph.D., PI
Assistant Professor & Ragnar Söderberg Fellow in Medicine

Dept. of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, Karolinska Institute
Scheeles Väg 2 (
Room A2-424), Stockholm, 171 77, Sweden

Phone: +46 (0)73 830 4003 | Fax: +46 (0)80 736 0439

website: Petzold Lab | Junior Faculty | SFBBM