Job Title:  Postdoctoral Associate- RNA Biology
Division:  Therapeutic Innovation Center
Work Arrangement: 
Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range :  Per NIH Guidelines
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  16489
Job Description: 

Summary

Postdoctoral positions are available in Furqan Fazal’s lab in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology to study the organization of RNAs within cells. The Fazal lab is a young laboratory focusing on systematically interrogating the subcellular transcriptomes of mammalian cells and characterizing the scope, regulation, and function of subcellular localization, particularly at the systems and organismal level. We use a variety of biochemical, biophysical, imaging, genomic and computational approaches to investigate the sequence-function relationship dictating RNA localization.

 

Recent relevant publications from the principal investigator include:

  • Atlas of Subcellular RNA Localization Revealed by APEX-seq. Cell 2019
  • RNA Structure Maps Across Mammalian Cellular Compartments. Nature Structural & Molecular Biology 2019
  • RNA-GPS Predicts SARS-CoV-2 RNA Residency to Host Mitochondria and Nucleolus. Cell Systems 2020
  • Subcellular Spatial Transcriptomes: Emerging Frontier for Understanding Gene Regulation. CSHL Symposia of Quantitative Biology 2019
  • Visit the BCM website (https://www.bcm.edu/people-search/furqan-fazal-72901) for more information about our lab.
  • Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Job Duties

  • Uses a variety of biochemical, biophysical, imaging, genomic and computational approaches to investigate the sequence-function relationship dictating RNA localization.
  • Assists with graduate student training and mentorship.
  • Presents research findings at institutional, regional, and/or national scientific meetings.
  • Maintains good communication with lab leader and members.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD degree in biochemistry, bioengineering, biophysics, or related field 
  • RNA biology, genomics, genetics, informatics experience 
Requisition ID:  16489