Open Positions

Postdoctoral Researcher Positions

Musier-Forsyth Lab, Ohio State University, Columbus OH

tRNA Biology, RNA-protein interactions, Viruses

Research in the Musier-Forsyth Laboratory focuses on retrovirus and coronavirus

RNA packaging by Gag/nucleocapsid proteins, tRNA primer packaging and the

assembly of HIV-1 and HTLV-1 reverse transcriptase initiation complexes, the role of

host cell aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases and tRNAs in viral lifecycles, fidelity mechanisms

in protein translation, and mechanistic studies of disease-causing mutations in human


Postdoctoral scientists have extensive opportunities for career development including

leading research projects, mentoring trainees, presenting research at local meetings

and national/international conferences, and writing manuscripts and grant

applications. The lab is located in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry on

the main campus of Ohio State University. Lab members benefit from an extensive and

vibrant community of scientists interested in RNA and viruses through regular

meetings with members of the Centers for Retrovirus Research and RNA Biology and

the Infectious Disease Institute.

Job Requirements

We are looking for motivated scientists with the ability to work independently as well as

in a collaborative research team. Candidates are expected to have strong written and

verbal communication skills, an ability to establish clear goals and organize and

prioritize work, and the willingness to work with a diverse team of scientists, including

postdocs, students, and technicians.


Please send a cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information of 3 references

to: Karin Musier-Forsyth,