Postdoctoral Fellow in Nucleic Acids Biochemistry and Nanotechnology

Location
College Station, Texas
Salary
Salary will be commensurate with experience following NIH guidelines
Posted
Oct 26, 2017
Closes
Dec 25, 2017
Field of specialization
Biochemical, Biological, Biotechnical, Nanotechnology
Job Type
Full time

We seek to recruit a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to the Sczepanski Laboratory at Texas A&M University in the Department of Chemistry. The successful candidate will work on a NIH-sponsored research project aimed at developing novel strategies for targeting disease-related RNAs using both aptamer-based approaches and DNA nanotechnology. Applicants must have, or will very soon obtain, a Ph.D. degree in chemistry, biochemistry, RNA biology, cell biology, or molecular biology. Candidates with demonstrated expertise, as evidence by published work, in directed evolution methodologies are also highly desired. The candidate must have experience preparing, handling, manipulating, and analyzing nucleic acids, including RNA. Fluency in speaking and writing English is required. Candidate must have a desire to learn new techniques, write manuscripts, train students and be able to work independently. The applicant must be able to multitask and be capable of contributing to several other ongoing projects in the laboratory.

Funding is available for a minimum of two years. The applicant will also have an opportunity to develop a postdoctoral mentoring plan and submit fellowship applications. Interested candidates should provide (1) a cover letter outlining your scientific interests, describing how you meet the requirements of the position, and an outline of future goals; (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) contact information for at least 2 references. Applications should be sent to jon.sczepanski@chem.tamu.edu with “Postdoc Application” as the subject.

The Texas A&M System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

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