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Postdoctoral Associate- RNA Biology

Employer
Baylor College of Medicine
Location
Houston, TX
Closing date
May 23, 2024

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Discipline
Life Sciences, Biology
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type
Other
Organization Type
Academia

Job Details

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


Baylor College of Medicine requires employees to be fully vaccinated -subject to approved exemptions-against vaccine-preventable diseases including, but not limited to, COVID-19 and influenza.

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

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