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Research Associate

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine Los Angeles, California

Starting as a county-hospital medical school in 1885, the Keck School of Medicine of USC has evolved as one of the nation's leading medical institutions. Within the Keck School of Medicine is the exciting Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine. Our work focuses on understanding the underlying mechanisms for studying human disease and leads to high-impact breakthroughs in drug discovery, therapeutics, disease etiology and prevention.

We are looking for a highly motivated Research Associate to participate in studies examining the translational dynamics of brain, heart and muscle using genome-wide ribosome profiling. Our preliminary studies demonstrate exciting new findings of non-canonical translational events being driven by RNA binding proteins. Applicants must be well versed in molecular biology and biochemistry techniques. Prior experience in methodologies to study RNA is required.

Minimum Education: Ph.D.

Salary range: $50K-53K/year plus health insurance based on experience.

Please send CV to Dr. Sita Reddy (

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Minimum Education: Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate Minimum Experience: 1 year Minimum Field of Expertise: Directly related education and experience in research specialization with advanced knowledge of equipment, procedures and analysis methods.

REQ20090933 Posted Date: 07/31/2020 - Thru date - 2020-08-31

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