Postdoctoral positions in large-scale RNA biology
Posted on August 19

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.

The Van Nostrand Lab (evannostrandlab.com) uses a variety of genomics, molecular biology, and bioinformatic approaches to explore how RNA binding proteins (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. Specific funded project opportunities include the study of RBP-driven alterations in translational regulation in breast cancer, development of improved technologies to profile and quantify RBP targets, and large-scale mapping, integrative analysis, and functional validation of RBP targets in RNA viruses. 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.

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, curriculum vitae including at least three references, and short (1-2 page) description of research experience, research interests, and career goals to Eric Van Nostrand ([email protected]).