A research position is available in the laboratory of Carson Thoreen in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology at Yale School of Medicine. We are a multi-disciplinary lab that studies the mTOR signaling pathway, a master regulator of growth and metabolism. Our lab previously discovered how mTOR post-transcriptionally controls the ATF4 transcription factor, a master regulator of amino acid metabolism (Park et al. Cell Reports, 2017), and terminal oligopyrimidine (TOP) mRNAs, a conserved mRNA family that encode hundreds of essential proteins (Thoreen et al, Nature, 2012; Philippe et al., PNAS, 2020). A position is currently available for creative and motivated RNA-loving candidates. Some proficiency in basic molecular biology and/or bioinformatics is desired. Available projects are focused on new mechanisms linking mRNA translation and stability, nutrient regulation of mRNA translation in the liver, and localized translation of mRNAs in neurons. Applicants should email a current CV and cover letter describing research interests to firstname.lastname@example.org. Lab website: http://campuspress.yale.edu/thoreenlab.