The Ruvkun Laboratory (https://www.ruvkun.hms.harvard.edu/) in the Department of Molecular Biology at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) is seeking a motivated candidate to join our research group. The Ruvkun lab is recruiting new college graduates to work on C. elegans molecular genetics projects in the fields of small RNAs and viral immunity, and mitochondrial, ribosomal, and proteasomal surveillance. Course work or experience in genetics, phylogenetic comparison, and functional genomics are helpful. Experience in other genetic systems such as yeast genetics, bacterial genetics, Drosophila genetics, or C. elegans genetics very helpful. We are also interested in people who have studied the genetics of diverse bacteria or intensive genetic analysis of more standard bacteria such as E. coli or B. subtilis. Many projects also involve bioinformatics, so experience in computational biology would be highly valued. The Ruvkun lab is best known for its work on microRNAs and their role in translational control and on insulin regulation of C. elegans lifespan. But over the past two decades, we have discovered that a variety of ancient cellular pathways are surveilled for disruption by microbial toxins to trigger immune responses that include production of antiviral siRNAs. The engine of the lab is now full genome sequencing of newly generated mutations in large-scale genetic screening. Because our genetics constantly sends the lab into new fields, diverse fields are explored in the lab. There are currently 10 members of the lab. The Department of Molecular Biology at Massachusetts General Hospital is a dozen faculty members. The lab has always recruited from diverse training institutions and in this era of racial reconciliation we have redoubled our efforts in this.