Postdoctoral Associate - Biochemistry - Van Nostrand (90006618)

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7095302 (Ref:10685-en_US)

Posted: March 9, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


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 Duties

  • Planning, directing, and conducting research experiments, as well as analysis of resulting data, independently (with guidance from the PI). 
  • 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). 
  • Other duties will include presentation and preparation of data into figures, written project updates, oral presentations (including lab meetings and presentations at local, national, and international meetings), and preparation of manuscripts based on their work.
  • Individual may assist PI in training and mentoring research staff and undergraduate and graduate students
    as appropriate.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Education Required: MD or Ph.D. in Basic Science, Health Science, or a related field.
  • Experience Required: None Required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph. D 
  • Experience Preferred:  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 is preferred but not required.



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



Baylor College of Medicine fosters diversity among its students, trainees, faculty and staff as a prerequisite to accomplishing our institutional mission, and setting standards for excellence in training healthcare providers and biomedical scientists, promoting scientific innovation, and providing patient-centered care. - Diversity, respect, and inclusiveness create an environment that is conducive to academic excellence, and strengthens our institution by increasing talent, encouraging creativity, and ensuring a broader perspective. - Diversity helps position Baylor to reduce disparities in health and healthcare access and to better address the needs of the community we serve. - Baylor is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding students, trainees, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds by providing a welcoming, supportive learning environment for all members of the Baylor community.

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