IBS Center for RNA Research is undertaking research to discover noncoding RNAs and unveil their functions and mechanisms of action. Although thousands of ncRNAs exist, only a small fraction is known for the function. Among them, microRNAs (miRNAs) are relatively well understood, but their regulation mechanism, function and evolution remains largely undisclosed. The Center is conducting a wide range of research on microRNA in stem cells and cancer cells. In addition, the Center has launched projects to systematically identify new ncRNAs and the proteins binding to them and to understand their function in cell fate decision. We take highly interdisciplinary approaches by combining biochemistry, molecular cell biology, nanotechnology, genetics, bioinformatics, and proteomics. The Center is currently led by Professor Narry Kim, and located at Seoul National University in Seoul, Korea.
Job description:IBS Research Center has an opening for Assistant Professor/Research Fellow in the area of Molecular Biology and Chemistry. The successful candidate will lead a research team, as a principal investigator, recruit and supervise graduate students, and conduct independent research. IBS will offer competitive start-up package and intramural research fund. There will be ample opportunities to collaborate with scientists working in diverse areas and will have an access to state-of-the-art research facilities. Depending on the qualification and work experiences, the candidate will also be invited to join the faculty of the School of Biological Sciences at Seoul National University.
Job requirements:The candidate should have a Ph.D. degree, highly qualified expertise in Molecular Biology/Chemistry, and a postdoc experience of preferably less than 4 years.
Application:Applicant can email his/her CV, two representative papers, and a letter of self-introduction at admin AT narrykim.org