Postdoctoral Research Associate: Molecular Genetics and RNA Biology in Parasites

Texas A&M

College Station, TX

Job posting number: #7057659 (Ref:Professor)

Posted: June 11, 2019

Application Deadline: June 11, 2019

Job Description

A postdoctoral position is available starting September 2019 in Dr. Cruz-Reyes laboratory at Texas A&M University, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics.

This project will combine approaches in molecular genetics and biochemistry, and involves components in proteomics, bioinformatics, and structural biology. One research line is on the mechanism of the RNA editing process in trypanosome parasites. This process in trypanosomes has interesting analogies with RNAi, CRISPR/Cas9, mRNA splicing and other systems directed by small non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs). A second research line involves projects in drug development against essential genes in trypanosomes including N-ribosyl transferases, cruzain, and TbCat B. The applicant will participate in both research lines in our collaborative studies with other labs in the USA.

Skills require direct experience in RNA biology or molecular genetics, and excellent verbal and written communication skills. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in biochemistry or molecular biology. Salary is commensurate with experience. The position is ideal and preferred for recent Ph.D. graduates. The applicants should send their CV, the names of three referees, and representative publications to cruzrey@tamu.edu

Texas A&M, one of the largest universities in the USA, is located in the heart of the Houston-Dallas-Austin triangle and within a two-hour drive of 26 million of the state’s 28 million residents, Texas A&M's main campus in College Station is home to more than 65,000 students from all over the world. College Station/Bryan is a Sun Belt metropolitan area with nearly 180,000 residents. It is consistently ranked among the best places to live in the country, yet retains a low cost of living with easy access to major Texas cities. Texas A&M University is an EO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.




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