Assistant Professor of Chemistry

University of Chicago Department of Chemistry

United States


Applications are invited for a Research Assistant Professor appointment in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Chicago to work in the field of RNA modification signaling and regulation.  The candidate will work on RNA modification signaling and regulation in cancer and other human diseases. The candidate is expected to work with postdoctoral associates and graduate students to characterize and elucidate signaling and regulation of various RNA modification effector proteins in normal and cancer cell lines as well as animal models. A focus will be on RNA m6A methylation but will also include studies of other RNA modifications. The term of the appointment will be for three years with the possibility of renewal.

Experience:  A minimum of six years of related experimental experience, beyond PhD training, in cancer biology and cell biology is required.  The candidate must have more than three-year research experience on RNA m6A methylation research and has done previous work on the regulation and signaling of RNA m6A writer and reader proteins. The candidate should be familiar with RNA purification, RNA modification quantification, RNA modification sequencing, and post-translational modifications of RNA modification effector proteins. Knowledge of both transcriptional regulation and post-transcriptional regulation are highly desired. The ability to work independently and as part of a team, and to train others is required.  Good verbal and written communication skills are required.


A doctoral degree in chemistry or biology or a related field is required.

Application Instructions

Candidates are required to submit a cover letter, CV, and a research statement.  Also, four reference letters are required.  Apply to:

A review of applications will begin May 11, 2020, and continue until the position is filled.

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