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Postdoctoral fellow (open Rank)

Posted by: Houston Methodist Research Institute

Posted date: Mar-07-2018

Location: Houston, TX

Performs advanced research duties under the supervision/direction of a Principal Investigator.

This position is seeking a Postdoctoral Candidate to work in a lab at the convergence of RNA biology and cancer molecular biology. Prior RNA molecular biology experience is required, with previous experience in ribosome profiling, qPCR, translational control, making stable clonal cell lines, and a detailed knowledge of translational control, and RNA processing (specifically splicing and/or alternative polyadenylation) steps being particularly useful. This position will NOT involve work with animals.

Candidates will have the opportunity to do both basic science and translational research as they work in a fast-paced research environment. They will learn and apply cutting edge methodologies to study how cytoplasmic capping and the FHIT tumor suppressor modulate the expression of the epitranscriptome in cancer and stress responses in the lab of Dr. Daniel Kiss.

Excellent organization, communication and critical thinking skills, the ability to work both independently and in a team-based environment, plus self-motivation are prerequisites. Ideal applicants will be eligible (and encouraged) to apply for independent postdoctoral fellowships. Postdocs belonging to underrepresented groups, non-traditional tracks, and those interested in eventually transitioning to industry positions are encouraged to apply. Postdocs with bioinformatics backgrounds that are looking to learn wet lab techniques are also encouraged to apply.

If interested, please attach a letter of interest, your curriculum vitae and list of three references with your application. In your letter of interest, please describe your research background (specifically mentioning your RNA biology experience and provide a paper demonstrating it if possible), interests and future career goals.
Job Title Postdoctoral fellow (open Rank)
Post Details
Email dlkiss(at)houstonmethodist.org
Employer's Website http://
Job Discipline Job Discipline -> Molecular Biology
Job Classification Job Classification -> Postdoctoral Researcher
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Location Houston, TX
Key Words RNA Biology, Molecular Biology, NGS, cancer
Start Date April 1