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PhD position: Epitranscriptomic regulation of protein translation

RNA Biology
Medical University of Vienna, Center for Anatomy and Cell Biology
Closing Date


A PhD position is available in the newly established tRNA modification group of Elisa Vilardo at the Medical University of Vienna, Center for Anatomy and Cell Biology. tRNA modifications are important regulators of translational dynamics. In this SFB-funded project we aim at understanding the dynamics of these epitranscriptomic marks. We will use cutting edge technologies (including Next Generation Sequencing, CRISPR/Cas genome editing and molecular biology methods) to determine the distribution of tRNA modifications, the regulatory signals controlling their dynamics and their structural and physiological impact. The Center for Anatomy and Cell Biology hosts four research groups organized around the newly established Special Reasearch Programme (SFB) RNA-DECO, funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF). The candidate will work in a young and international environment, and will have access to the training opportunities and activities offered by the SFB RNA-DECO.


Highly motivated students with a strong interest in RNA biology and Epitranscriptomics are invited to apply for the PhD position. Please send an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a letter of motivation, and the full contact details of two referees to elisa.vilardo(at) until June 15th 2020.


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Name: Elisa Vilardo

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