The laboratory of Dr. Wenwen Fang at the RNA Therapeutics Institute, UMass Chan Medical School is seeking a postdoctoral associate to work at the exciting intersection of RNA biology and immunology. The Fang lab employs a wide range of tools including molecular biology, biochemistry, functional genomics, imaging, and mass spectrometry, to investigate RNA sensing in innate immunity and its relevance to human health. To learn more about the Fang lab please visit

About the PI

Dr. Wenwen Fang received her B.S. in Biology in Fudan University in 2007, and her Ph.D. in Molecular Biology at Princeton University in 2012. She conducted her postdoctoral training in Dr. David Bartel's lab at the Whitehead Institute/MIT. Wenwen has published impactful research articles in prestigious journals such as Cell and Molecular Cell, and is recipients of distinguished awards including the Department of Defense Predoctoral Fellowship, Scaringe Young Scientist Award (RNA Society), Norton B. Gilula Award (American Society for Cell Biology), Damon Runyon Postdoctoral Fellowship, and the NIH Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00).

About RTI and UMass Chan Medical School

The RNA Therapeutics Institute (RTI) is a world-renowned place for RNA research. By bringing together scientists from both basic science and clinal backgrounds, RTI is at the forefront of translating our fundamental knowledge of RNA biology into novel therapies. RTI faculty includes a Nobel Laureate, two Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigators, and a Gairdner Prize recipient. For more information please visit

The greater research community at UMass Chan Medical School is known for its strength in RNA biology and immunology, and fosters a highly supportive and collaborative environment. Located in the Worcester and greater Boston area, UMass Chan Medical School is an ideal place for biomedical training with outstanding job prospects in both academia and industry. For more information please visit

What we are looking for

The candidate should have a Ph.D. (or expecting a Ph.D.) in molecular biology or related fields. We are particularly interested in candidates with immunology, virology, or cell biology background.

Why join us?

  • Exciting inter-disciplinary area with open questions

  • Opportunity to work closely with the PI

  • Opportunity to mentor students and research associates

  • Opportunity to receive co-mentorship in the highly collaborative UMass community

  • Excellent access to facilities, resources, and funding opportunities

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