Employment Opportunities

We are currently hiring one postdoctoral fellow, so please contact us if you are interested. An advertisment for the current opening is posted below.

Dear colleagues,


We are delighted to announce the continuation of the Protein Translation Research Network (PTRN), a NIH-funded interdisciplinary research team that aims to describe the macromolecular interactions that regulate translation rate in vivo and determine the effects of altered translation rate on protein biogenesis.  The network is currently hiring a postdoctoral researcher who will receive interdisciplinary training at the intersections between our respective fields.  While each trainee in the network has a physical ‘home’ within one of our labs, a significant portion of their training period will be spent in close collaboration with at least two other labs within the network, in order to foster interdisciplinary training.  In addition, all network PIs and trainees participate in monthly network-wide videoconferences and an annual face-to-face meeting. This position will be based in the joint laboratory of Rachel Green and Allen Buskirk at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.


Five of the six trainee positions, based at U. Chicago, Indiana U., Univ. Texas and Notre Dame, have already been filled.  Attached and below is an advertisement describing the remaining postdoctoral position.  We would be grateful if you would forward this to suitable candidates.  Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions about the network structure or research areas.


Warm regards,

Patricia Clark (University of Notre Dame)

Allen Buskirk (Johns Hopkins)

Norm Dovichi (University of Notre Dame)

D. Allan Drummond (University of Chicago)

Adrian Elcock (University of Iowa)

Rachel Green (Johns Hopkins)

Andreas Matouschek (University of Texas)

Jim Reilly (Indiana University)


This postdoctoral research position is available to describe macromolecular interactions that regulate translation rate in vivo and the effects of altered translation rate on protein biogenesis. Recent related projects in the network labs include measurements of translation rate and fidelity (Zaher & Green (2009) Cell 136:746), quantitative measurements of ribosome conformation and dynamics (Lauber et al. (2012) Mol. Cell. Proteomics 11:1965), identifying nascent peptide sequences that alter translation rates (Woolstenhulme et al. (2013) PNAS 110:E878), studying the impact of co-translational folding on protein yield (Ugrinov & Clark (2010) Biophys. J. 98:1312), and studying the effects of misfolding at the proteome level (Geiler-Samerotte et al. (2013) PNAS 108:2). We specifically seek an applicant with the following background and interests:


The successful applicant will have a PhD in molecular biology, biochemistry, microbiology or cell biology (or a related discipline) and a strong background in bioinformatics/computation. Prior experience with deep sequencing is particularly desired. In addition, strong organizational and written/oral communication skills are important, as is a desire to participate in interdisciplinary collaborations with other members of the research network. Send a curriculum vitae and names of three references via e-mail to Rachel Green at: ragreen@jhmi.edu. This postdoctoral position will have an appointment at Johns Hopkins.


Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. The university promotes affirmative action for minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans.