Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,445 full-time undergraduates and 5,125 graduate and professional students. Ranked 35 among national universities, Boston College has 878 full-time and 1,201 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $1.2 billion, and an endowment in excess of $2.8 billion.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow will work in the laboratory of Dr. Huiqing (Jane) Zhou, Assistant Professor of Chemistry. The Zhou research group focuses on developing and applying new technologies to detect and quantify chemical modifications in the mammalian transcriptome at base-resolution, studying molecular mechanisms of how chemical modifications and their regulatory network function in biology and diseases, and developing tools to modulate transcript-specific RNA modification level in order to revert dysregulated epitranscriptome in diseases. Projects in the Zhou lab take interdisciplinary approaches including directed evolution, protein engineering, RNA and enzyme biochemistry, mass spectrometry, next-generation sequencing, bioinformatics, and structural biology. Ultimately, research in the Zhou lab aims to achieve an in-depth understanding of regulatory mechanisms of epitranscriptome that can lead to discoveries of novel drug targets and to diversify the toolbox of therapeutics targeting the epitranscriptome.
For more details, please check out https://sites.bc.edu/huiqing-zhou/.
Boston College conducts background checks, including education, and verifies COVID-19 vaccination as part of the hiring process.
Candidates must have, or nearly complete, a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in chemistry, biochemistry, biophysics, cell biology, bioinformatics, or related disciplines.
Salary will be commensurate based on years of experience as well as university guidelines.
Boston College offers a broad and competitive range of benefits depending on your job classification eligibility:
Tuition remission for Employees
Tuition remission for Spouses and Children who meet eligibility requirements
Generous Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
Low-Cost Life Insurance
Eligibility for both University-Funded 401k and Employer-Sponsored 403b Retirement Plans
Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.
Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at https://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity .
Boston College is one of the nation's best and most selective universities, with U.S. News & World Report ranking Boston College 31st among national universities, and Forbes ranking it 26th in its 2012 America's Best Colleges listing. Boston College confers more than 4,000 degrees annually in more than 50 fields of study through eight schools and colleges. Faculty members are committed to both teaching and research having earned nearly $60 million in research grants in the last year alone. The University has made a major commitment to academic excellence. As part of its Strategic Plan, Boston College is in the process of adding 100 new faculty positions, expanding faculty and graduate research, increasing student financial aid to more than $128 million annually, and widening opportunities in key undergraduate programs, such as international study, internships and student formation.