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Title:  Postdoctoral Associate - RNA Biology

Division:  Biochemistry
Schedule:  Monday - Friday , 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  Up to $62,000
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  8018

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 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. Use a variety of biochemical, biophysical, imaging, genomic and computational approaches to investigate the sequence-function relationship dictating RNA localization.

Fazal’s lab interests span from computational to wet-lab work, though the ideal candidate should have experience in molecular biology, RNA biology, cell biology, and/or informatics.

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.

Job Purpose

Postdoctoral Associates are trainees working in an apprenticeship mode in preparation for a career as a scientific professional.

Job Duties

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

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD degree in biochemistry, bioengineering, biophysics, or related field preferred.
  • RNA biology, genomics, genetics, informatics.

 

 

 

 

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

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