Title:  Postdoctoral Associate

Division:  Biochemistry
Schedule:  Monday - Friday , 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  Up to $56,712
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  8098


The Van Nostrand Lab is seeing enthusiastic postdoctoral researchers interested in exploring a range of emergent questions in RNA biology by utilizing a variety of genomics, molecular biology, and bioinformatic approaches to explore how RNA binding proteins (RBPs) regulate RNA processing. Project opportunities include the study of RBP-driven alterations in translational regulation in breast cancer, development of improved technologies to profile and quantify RBP targets, and largescale mapping, integrative analysis, and functional validation of RBP targets in RNA viruses.

Job Purpose

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

Job Duties

  • Plan, direct, and conduct research experiments, as well as analysis of resulting data, independently (with guidance from the PI). Specifically, researcher will utilize genomics (including RNAseq,
  • CLIP-seq, and other), molecular biology (cloning, DNA and RNA extraction, western blotting), and cell culture (including human cancer cell growth, transfection, and transduction with lentivirus to perform transgene expression).
  • Prepare and present data into figures, written project updates, oral presentations (including lab meetings and presentations at local, national, andinternational meetings), and preparation of manuscripts based on their work.
  • Assist PI in training and mentoring research staff and undergraduate and graduate students, as appropriate.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong research background in molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry, computational biology, or related disciplines, and show expertise in oral and written communication of research results.
  • Prior expertise in RNA biology, genomics, bioinformatics, or virology.





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