Postdoctoral position in post-transcriptional control of innate immune gene expression

A postdoctoral position is available in the Department of Microbial Pathogenesis and Immunology at Texas A&M Health Science Center to study post-transcriptional regulation of the innate immune response to infection.

We are looking for a motivated, hard-working researcher to join the NIH-funded lab of Drs. Kristin Patrick and Robert Watson. The main goal of our collaborative effort is to investigate how pre-mRNA splicing is regulated during infection and how changes to splicing impact innate immune outcomes. Using a variety of approaches (RNA/protein biochemistry, mammalian genetics, RNA-seq/bioinformatics, and mouse models of infection), we are looking to understand how splicing complexes are remodeled downstream of pathogen sensing events and how post-trasnlational modification of splicing factors impacts their ability to read and interpret the splicing code. See our new pre-print for a taste of what we do: https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/617043v1

We are a young, dynamic lab dedicated to mentoring trainees and fostering a healthy and supportive space for postdocs to develop into independent researchers. Candidates with a Ph.D. in Biology or a related field and a strong background in molecular biology, RNA biology, and/or immunology are encouraged to apply.

Texas A&M Health Science Center is located in Bryan/College Station, TX a growing but still affordable and accessible mid-sized city in Central Texas.

Please email a (1) cover letter (2) CV and (3) contact information of at least 3 references to kpatrick@nullmedicine.tamhsc.edu. Visit www.thepatrickwatsonlab.com for more information.