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

Posted on June 29,

A postdoctoral position is available in the Department of Microbial Pathogenesis and Immunology at Texas A&M University, College of Medicine 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 Dr. Kristin Patrick. Our lab studies how regulation of pre-mRNA splicing impacts innate immune outcomes during macrophage activation. 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-translational modification of splicing factors impacts their ability to read and interpret the splicing code. See our recent publications for a taste of what we do: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.celrep.2019.09.078; https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fimmu.2021.656885/abstract

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. Start date is flexible.

Texas A&M University College of Medicine is located in Bryan/College Station, TX a growing but affordable and accessible mid-sized city in Central Texas. Our location affords easy access to both Austin and Houston.

Please email a (1) cover letter (2) CV and (3) contact information of at least 3 references to [email protected]. Visit www.thepatrickwatsonlab.com for more information abour our lab and that of our close collaborator, Robbie Watson.