Postdoc Position: Functional impacts of small nuclear RNA variation

The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Houston, TX

ID: 7058872
Posted: August 6, 2019
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

A fulltime, hands-on postdoctoral position is available at the #1 ranked University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, focusing on functional impacts of small nuclear RNA (snRNA) variation and aberrant pre-mRNA splicing. Severe human developmental disorders result from snRNA variants, which we study using innovative in vivo models including genetically engineered mice. To identify and characterize the causes and consequences of RNA splicing-mediated diseases, we will develop and use new research methods involving molecular biology, human and mouse genetics and genomics, in vivo disease models, functional genomics/CRISPR-Cas9 technology, and bioinformatics analysis. Applicants must have a recent Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree with strong research abilities and interests. The successful candidate will have a track record of productivity in research, and have the talent, energy, passion, commitment and potential to take advantage of the vast resources available at our #1 ranked institution, the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong interest in human and mouse genetics and molecular genetics laboratory-based technical skills and strong reference letters are required, and interest or ability in bioinformatics analysis is preferred. Interested candidates may send cover letter, CV, and names and contact information of three references to David Symer, M.D., Ph.D., Email: desymer@mdanderson.org.



M. D. Anderson Cancer Center is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on basis of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability or veteran status except where such distinction is required by law. All positions at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center are security sensitive and subject to examination of criminal history record information. Smoke-free and drug-free environment.

Contact Information:

David E. Symer, M.D., Ph.D.
desymer@mdanderson.org
Dept. of Lymphoma & Myeloma
United States



 

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