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Staff Scientist - RNA Biology

Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas
Closing date
Feb 6, 2022

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Life Sciences, Biology, Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type
Staff Scientist
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A staff scientist position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Jeremy Wilusz, located in the Verna and Marrs McLean Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and the Therapeutic Innovation Center (THINC), a center of excellence at BCM that seeks to discover fundamental mechanisms of gene control and to translate these discoveries into early therapeutic development. Our multi-disciplinary group aims to reveal new modes of gene regulation, especially novel mechanisms that regulate circular RNAs, RNA stability, pre-mRNA splicing, transcription, or translation. We are looking for a motivated, hard-working, experienced researcher to join our team where they will be able to independently make important discoveries while working in a collaborative, dynamic environment. The primary job responsibility is carrying out research, but there will be ample opportunties for presenting research findings at conferences and supervising students/technicians.

Job Duties

  • Develops and applies a combination of molecular biology, genomics, cell biology, and biochemical techniques to independently uncover novel mechanisms by which RNAs are generated, regulated, and function.
  • Analyzes data and prepares manuscripts and presentations at local, national, and international conferences.
  • Contributes to the training and mentorship of laboratory personnel, research technicians, and graduate students.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Doctoral Degree. Experience may not be substituted in lieu of degree.
  • Three years of post doctoral research experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated research productivity through publications.
  • Experience in RNA, molecular biology, and/or computational techniques.

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