King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)

Postdoc in Anti-microRNA Therapeutics and microRNA Detection in Cancer

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Lab of Prof Dana Alsulaiman, Division of Physical Science and Engineering (PSE) at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)

“Development and Validation of anti-microRNA Therapeutics for Personalized Medicine in Cancer”

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position or MS/PhD in the Alsulaiman lab at KAUST. The applicant will focus on developing and validating therapies for cancer based on targeting and blocking microRNA using synthetic nucleic acid-based therapeutic agents.  The project will involve collaboration work with local hospitals for clinical specimens as well as international world-leading universities.
The candidate must possess expertise in six techniques listed below. For postdoc applicants: this must be demonstrated through published high-impact peer-reviewed articles. Applicants must have received their Ph.D. degrees within the past 5 years.

KAUST Benefits for Postdoc Fellows
•    Competitive Salary
•    Housing provided free of charge
•    Local medical insurance provided for postdoc fellows and eligible dependents
•    Relocation allowance 
•    Schooling is provided to eligible dependents at KAUST Schools (normal admission procedures apply)
 

In your cover letter, please provide information regarding your experience with each of the six areas below, supported by reference to your published work (in the case of postdocs).
1)    Cell culture (preferably cancer cell lines);
2)    Transfection of therapeutic agents (preferably nucleic-acid based such as silencing RNA);
3)    Extraction of nucleic acids and proteins from cells;
4)    PCR and PCR primer design (ideally for microRNA and mRNA expression);
5)    Western Blotting;
6)    (Bonus) Any work related to nucleic acid detection or bioassay development (preferably specific to microRNA).

To apply:

Please upload the following four items to Interfolio:

  1. Cover letter including your response to the six skillsets
  2. updated CV
  3. List of publications
  4. contact information for three references.

Job details

Title
Postdoc in Anti-microRNA Therapeutics and microRNA Detection in Cancer
Location
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
Published
2022-11-15
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