RNA Researcher, Breast Center - Cheng Lab (Instructor)

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

ID: 7243916 (Ref.No. 19272-en_US)
Posted: May 12, 2024

Job Description


In the Cheng lab, we strive to understand the fundamental questions of how RNA regulation controls cellular processes in normal biology and in the context of cancer. Working at the interface of RNA splicing and breast cancer biology, our current focus is on regulation of breast cancer metastasis driven by alternative splicing. We use molecular biology, genomics, and bioinformatics approaches in conjunction with genetic models and patient samples to discover rules and networks that regulate metastasis and associated processes. We work closely with physician scientists and aim to apply our findings from basic research to the development of prognostic markers and therapeutics for the treatment of breast cancer.

We are seeking individuals who are interested in RNA binding proteins, RNA regulation, transposon elements, circulating tumor cells, and breast cancer metastasis. Candidates with experience in RNA biology or mouse models are strongly preferred. We employ a wide range of cutting-edge techniques including single-cell RNA sequencing, long-reads sequencing, CRISPR-mediated barcoding, and CTC imaging. We also offer enormous opportunities to conduct wet-lab and dry-lab approaches within the lab. This is an exceptional opportunity for a highly motivated individual to experience research freedom in a highly supportive environment.

Job Duties

  • Conduct Experiments: Design, execute experiments, and analyze data.
  • Research Publications: Prepare and submit research papers and reviews.
  • Productivity: Maintain high levels of productivity, ensuring timely completion of research projects.
  • Grant Submissions: Assist the Principal Investigator in preparing and submitting grant applications.
  • Mentorship: Provide training and mentorship to postdocs, graduate students, and undergraduate students, fostering their research skills.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ph.D. or equivalent in Genetics, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Cancer Biology.
  • Proven extensive experience in academic research, with a strong track record of publications.

Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.

Baylor College of Medicine fosters diversity among its students, trainees, faculty and staff as a prerequisite to accomplishing our institutional mission, and setting standards for excellence in training healthcare providers and biomedical scientists, promoting scientific innovation, and providing patient-centered care. - Diversity, respect, and inclusiveness create an environment that is conducive to academic excellence, and strengthens our institution by increasing talent, encouraging creativity, and ensuring a broader perspective. - Diversity helps position Baylor to reduce disparities in health and healthcare access and to better address the needs of the community we serve. - Baylor is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding students, trainees, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds by providing a welcoming, supportive learning environment for all members of the Baylor community.