Graduate Student position
Joanna Sztuba-Solinska
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Post Date: Dec 18, 2017
Job Type: Full time
Degree Requirement: Bachelors
Years Experience: 3+
Start Date: Now
Location: US - Alabama - Auburn
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The Solinska lab is looking for graduate students interested in using high-throughput biochemistry, molecular biology and virology methods to study viral RNA structure and function. Our projects focus on long non-coding RNAs of herpesviruses and the influence of their structure and post-transcriptional modifications on viral pathogenesis.

Prospective graduate students should contact me by email ( In your correspondence please include a copy of your current CV (resume). Please tell me about your research experience and why you are interested in working in my lab. 

What you will learn in my lab:
- molecular methodologies involving RNA, DNA, and proteins manipulation, amplification, cloning, mutagenesis, deep sequencing, quality and quantity assessment by traditional and modern approaches
- secondary and tertiary RNA structure characterization by novel high-throughput methodologies, i.e. SHAPE, SHAPE-MaP, aiSHAPE, hydroxyl radical probing, lead probing
- analysis of RNA post-transcriptional modifications by deep-sequencing methods
- human tissue culture techniques (Biosafety level 2)
- microscopy (bright-field, fluorescent)

The graduate student candidates should be highly motivated, and have the ability to plan and conduct high quality molecular experimental work. The ability to work both as part of a team, and independently, coupled with excellent communication, organizational and problem solving skills are required. The duties/responsibilities of these posts include developing and driving research objectives, writing up work for presentation and publication, and delivering seminars.

Contact Details
Name: Auburn University
Division: College of Science and Mathematics
Department: Biological Sciences
Address: 101 Rouse Life Sciences
City: Auburn
State/Province: Alabama
Zipcode: 36849
Country: United States
Ph: 3348441650