POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOW POSITION IN RNA BIOLOGY AND HEART DISEASE

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at University of Texas Medical Branch

A post-doctoral fellow position  is available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Muge Kuyumcu-Martinez to study post-transcriptional gene regulation by RNA binding proteins in normal and diseased hearts. We utilize inter-disciplinary approaches that combine mouse genetics, cell biology, genome editing, biochemistry, and genome-wide analyses (e.g. RNA-seq, CLIP-Seq, PolyA seq and nanopore sequencing) to investigate molecular mechanisms that dictate post-transcriptional decisions in the heart.

We are looking for a highly motivated, bright and enthusiastic candidate with a background in RNA biology, heart development or cardiac physiology. The candidate should be to able to work as a team member, learn new skills rapidly, and have excellent communication skills. It is highly desirable that the applicant received his/her PhD within the last year.

University of Texas Medical Branch is a part of the Texas Medical Center, which is the largest medical complex in the world comprised of 54 highly collaborative and interactive medically oriented institutions including MD Anderson Cancer Center, Baylor College of Medicine, University of Texas Medical School at Houston, and Methodist Research Institute to name a few.

If you are interested, please provide your curriculum vitae, a statement of career interests (1 paragraph long), and contact information for three references to nmmartin@nullutmb.edu.