Computational Biology: Post-doctoral positions

Computational Biologist

Research Area:  Epigenetics, long non-coding RNAs, Structure-seq, RNA-seq, Ribosome profiling, Par-Clip, Gene networks and expression analysis

Description of project: Several postdoctoral position in computational biology are available to study:

  1. -The regulatory motifs and the RNA binding proteins that control translation, transcription and mRNA decay during development.

  1. -Epigenetic regulation during embryonic development

The Giraldez laboratory provides an integrated environment for computational biologists and experimental biologists to develop these projects.

Applicants require a strong background in Bioinformatics, sequence analysis, statistics and programming.  There are three other computational biologists in the Giraldez laboratory.


Please e-mail CV, summary and relevance of your current research (500 word max), why you are interested in the giraldez lab (200 word max) and names of three references to:

Include “Computational Biology 2014” in the subject of the email

These are some of the papers recently published by the laboratory relevant to these topics:

  1. 1.Lee MT*, Bonneau AR*, Takacs CM, Bazzini AA, Divito KR, Fleming ES, Giraldez AJ Nanog, Pou5f1 and SoxB1 activate zygotic gene expression during the maternal-to-zygotic transition. Nature. 2013 Sep 22. doi: 10.1038/nature12632.

  2. 2.Bazzini AA, Lee MT, Giraldez AJ‡. Ribosome Profiling Shows That miR-430 Reduces Translation Before Causing mRNA Decay in Zebrafish. Science 13 April 2012: 233-237.

  3. 3.Cifuentes D, Xue H, Taylor DW, Patnode H, Mishima Y, Cheloufi S, Ma E, Mane S, Hannon GJ, Lawson N, Wolfe S, Giraldez AJ‡. A novel miRNA processing pathway independent of Dicer requires Argonaute2. Science. 2010, Jun 25;328(5986):1694-8. Epub 2010 May 6

  4. 4.Giraldez AJ‡, Mishima Y, Rihel J, Grocock R, van Dongen S, Inoue, K, Enright A, and Schier AF‡. Zebrafish miR-430 promotes deadenylation and clearance of maternal mRNAs. Science. 2006 Apr 7;312(5770):75-9.

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We are a lab of scientists who are passionate about what we do, with interests and expertise spanning Development, Biochemistry, Genomics, and Computational biology. Our projects are focused on collaborative, integrative science to study the earliest steps of vertebrate development. We are looking for scientists who share our passion for science and would like to work in a friendly, multidisciplinary and multicultural environment.