Join the University of Michigan RNA community!
In 2019, the University of Michigan Biosciences Initiative charged the Center for RNA Biomedicine with the mission to hire five faculty (tenure track), in collaboration with various departments of the University. The first hire was Stephanie Moon, Ph.D., who joined the Center for RNA Biomedicine and the department of Human Genetics in January 2020. Chase Weidmann, Ph.D., is our second RNA Faculty Scholar hire. He fills our BSI position focused on “RNA protein interaction profiling.” Weidmann is scheduled to start September 1, 2021. They both were awarded U-M Biological Sciences Scholars Program (BSSP) designation. See more information about these scholars below.
Additional positions are now open:
Application deadline: September 15, 2021
The University of Michigan Center for RNA Biomedicine (rna.umich.edu.) welcomes applications from scientists in any area of RNA research, with particular emphasis on RNA drug targeting or as medicine, structural biology of RNA nanomachines, RNA structural in vivo profiling, RNA protein interaction profiling, and in-vivo analysis of long non-coding RNA function. The positions are for faculty assistant professors (tenure track).
We are committed to DEI and expect applicants to share these values. Women and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. The University of Michigan is supportive of dual-careers and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Detailed information and application: rna.lsa.umich.edu/facRecruiting/
Stephanie Moon, Ph.D., brings to Michigan extensive experience in the regulation of messenger RNA translation, single molecule level localization, and degradation in the contexts of stress and human disease.
Prior to coming to the U-M, Moon was a Howard Hughes Medical Institute postdoctoral fellow with Roy Parker at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She received her Ph.D. in pathology from Colorado State University.
Some of Moon’s achievements include: 2020-2022 Brain & Behavior Research Foundation NARSAD Young Investigator Grant ($70,000); 2020 Neuroscience Scholar, University of Michigan; 2019 Biological Sciences Scholar, University of Michigan; 2018-2020 National Institutes of Health Loan Repayment Program Award, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) Pediatric-extramural program.
Video about Moon’s research interests
Chase Weidmann, Ph.D., brings expertise in RNA biochemistry, molecular biology, chemical probing, next-gen sequencing and bioinformatics. At U-M, he will build a program aimed at elucidating long noncoding RNA function using high-throughput chemical probing of RNA:protein complexes.
Weidmann received his Ph.D. in Biological Chemistry from the University of Michigan in 2015. From 2015 to 2020, he was an American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellow with Kevin Weeks at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. He is currently a Postdoctoral Research Scholar with Ben Major at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.