Rotation Students (Ph.D.)
The Das Lab seeks Stanford Ph.D. students in bioinformatics, the biological sciences, computer science, bioengineering, physics, applied physics, or chemistry. Rotation projects in RNA 3D design require basic skills in Python or C++ and the willingness to learn massively parallel experimental methods in RNA synthesis and structural characterization. Contact rhiju [at] stanford.edu directly if interested.
The Stanford University Biochemistry Department seeks research assistants
for two projects:
(1) Synthesis and biochemical characterization of RNA molecules. This project involves the preparation, quality control, and shipping of RNA samples for NMR, chemical probing, solution x-ray scattering, and atomic absorption spectroscopy by collaborating groups around Stanford and the U.S. Position requires demonstrated expertise in nucleic acid molecular biology and preparation, strong attention to detail, organizational skills (for hundreds of samples), comfort with quantitation, and effective scientific communication to long-distance collaborators.
(2) High-throughput X-ray crystallography of RNAs. This project's focus will involve characterizing RNA molecules that rigorously test predictive algorithms for structure modeling and high resolution design. Position requires strong experience and demonstrated expertise in experimental and computational aspects of macromolecule crystallography.
A single experienced research assistant able to carry out both projects, instead of two separate assistants, will also be considered. Contact rhiju [at] stanford.edu if interested, along with description and documentation of relevant skills, C.V. and potential references.