Senior Staff Scientist - Biochemistry - Fazal Lab (90006727)

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7085236 (Ref:8601-en_US)

Posted: September 13, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


Dr. Fazal is seeking a Sr. Staff Scientist. The Fazal lab is a laboratory which focuses on systematically interrogating the subcellular transcriptomes of mammalian cells and characterizing the scope, regulation, and function of subcellular localization, particularly at the systems and organismal level. We use a variety of biochemical, biophysical, imaging, genomic and computational approaches to investigate the sequence-function relationship dictating RNA localization.

Job Purpose

The position is reserved for career researchers and is intended to be utilized after completing at least seven years of Postdoctoral research.

Job Duties

Under the general direction of the principal investigator, this person will be responsible for:

  • Helps train junior staff in the group.
  • Participates in the validations of new tests and applications associated with RNA biology experiments.
  • Plans, directs and conducts specialized and advanced research experiments.
  • Summarizes research findings and publish results in research journals.
  • Maintains lab equipment and supplies inventory.
  • Documents results and prepares them for presentation.
  • Prepares buffers and reagents for laboratory operations.
  • Manages cryotanks and refrigerators.
  • Prepares figures for publications, conferences and grants.
  • Manages transfers and activities in collaboration with other labs.
  • Performs research experiments such as molecular cloning, RNA/DNA extraction and tissue culture.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Doctoral Degree. Experience may not be substituted in lieu of degree.
  • Seven years of postdoctoral research experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge in software programs including R and/or python.
  • Molecular biology knowledge in DNA and RNA manipulations such as purification and quantification, PCR, qPCR and restriction enzyme digestion.


Recent relevant publications from the principal investigator include:

  • Atlas of Subcellular RNA Localization Revealed by APEX-seq. Cell 2019
  • RNA Structure Maps Across Mammalian Cellular Compartments. NSMB 2019
  • RNA-GPS Predicts SARS-CoV-2 RNA Residency to Host Mitochondria and Nucleolus. Cell Systems 2020
  • Subcellular Spatial Transcriptomes: Emerging Frontier for Understanding Gene Regulation. CSHL Symposia of Quantitative Biology 2019


Visit the BCM website ( for more information about our lab. Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis until the position is filled.





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Job posting number:#7085236 (Ref:8601-en_US)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Baylor College of Medicine
United States
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