Postdoctoral positions in Houston, TX in large-scale RNA biology

Posted on March 8,

2 postdoctoral positions are available in lab of Dr. Eric Van Nostrand (Assistant Professor, Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology & Core Member, Therapeutic Innovation Center) at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX.

We have specific funded positions for postdoctoral scientists focused in two areas: (1) the study of RNA binding protein- (RBP) and microRNA-driven alterations in translational regulation in breast cancer, and (2) the detailed study of mechanisms of RNA processing (with initial focus on utilizing RNA genomics to develop deeper understandings of how RNA binding proteins regulate alternative splicing). However, we encourage incoming fellows to develop new projects that build upon the expertise within the lab to create independent research areas for their future careers.

The Van Nostrand Lab ( uses a variety of genomics, molecular biology, and bioinformatic approaches to explore how RBPs regulate RNA processing. This includes common use of in vivo RBP target profiling (eCLIP) coupled with manipulation of RBPs to identify regulation of aspects of RNA processing ranging from alternative and co-transcriptional splicing, to RNA decay, to translation. We are a part of the Verna and Marrs McLean Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and the Therapeutic Innovation Center (THINC) at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM), a highly collaborative environment with world-class researchers. As a part of the Texas Medical Center, BCM also provides exposure to numerous outstanding researchers, clinicians, and students at institutions including MD Anderson and Rice University, providing opportunities for productive collaborations as well as teaching and mentoring experience. Houston, TX has been named one of America’s most diverse cities for several years running and provides a unique opportunity to explore urban or suburban life with a low cost-of-living.

Job requirements:
We are seeing enthusiastic scientists interested in exploring a range of emergent questions in RNA biology. Candidates should have received (or be in the final stage of obtaining) a doctoral degree with a strong research background in molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry, computational biology, or related disciplines, and show expertise in oral and written communication of research results. Prior expertise in RNA biology, genomics, bioinformatics, or virology is valued but not required.

To apply:
Applicants should send a cover letter (including a short description of research experience, research interests, and career goals), and curriculum vitae to Eric Van Nostrand ([email protected]). For more information and a detailed posting, please see position ID 4653 at the BCM jobs website .