Title:  Postdoctoral Associate- RNA Biology, Cancer Biology

Division:  Breast Center
Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  Up to $56,484
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  15359


In the Cheng lab, we strive to understand the fundamental questions of how RNA regulation controls cellular processes in normal biology and in the context of cancer. Working at the interface of RNA splicing and breast cancer biology, our current focus is on regulation of breast cancer metastasis driven by alternative splicing. We use molecular biology, genomics and bioinformatics approaches in conjunction with genetic models and patient samples to discover rules and networks that regulate metastasis and associated processes. We work closely with physician scientists and aim to apply our findings from basic research to the development of prognostic markers and therapeutics for the treatment of breast cancer.


A postdoctoral position is available in the Cheng Lab at Baylor College of Medicine. We are seeking individuals who are interested in RNA binding proteins, RNA regulation, transposon elements, circulating tumor cells, and breast cancer metastasis. Candidates with experience in RNA biology or mouse models are strongly preferred. We employ a wide range of cutting-edge techniques including single-cell RNA sequencing, long-reads sequencing, CRISPR-mediated barcoding, and CTC imaging. We also offer enormous opportunities to conduct wet-lab and dry-lab approaches within the lab. This is an exceptional opportunity for a highly-motivated individual to experience research freedom in a highly supportive environment.

Job Duties

  • Designs and performs laboratory research experiments.
  • Collects, compiles and analyzes data
  • Conducts literature searches and summarizes information in an appropriate format for a particular study.
  • Documents results of experiments.
  • Selects, evaluates and applies techniques used in routine research.
  • Prepares manuscripts for publication.
  • Interprets rules, regulations, and policies for faculty and laboratory personnel and insures compliance.

Minimum Qualifications

  • MD or Ph.D. in Basic Science, Health Science, or a related field.
  • No experience required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • RNA Biology or Cancer research experience preferred.



Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.