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Postdoctoral Fellow, BMB - 70406

Company: University of Texas Medical Branch
Location: Galveston
Posted on: May 12, 2020

Job Description:

Min Qualifications
Ph.D., M.D. or Doctoral equivalent in any field. Scientific research experience.Job Description:The postdoctoral fellow will conduct, report and present research in his/her field of study under the supervision of a faculty mentor. This is a training position, and is not expected to be a permanent position.Department Marketing Statement
We have an immediate opening for talented post-doctoral scholars in a laboratory at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) located in Galveston, Texas, headed by Dr. Andrew Routh ( We are interested in applying novel Next-Generation Sequencing technologies in conjunction with molecular and cellular virology to ask basic questions about the replication and evolution of RNA viruses. We are looking to fill a position recently funded by an NIH R21 on the role of non-coding RNAs in the innate immune response to Flock House virus and its defective RNAs.We are seeking individuals with an interest in developing and applying Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) technologies to study RNA virus biology, both in laboratory and clinical settings. Experience with molecular and biochemical techniques, NGS library preparation and downstream computational analyses is highly desirable. Experience in cell-culturing techniques, basic virology and molecular biology including RNAi screens, qRT-PCR etc is also highly desirable. A PhD or equivalent industry experience in a field related to biochemistry or molecular biology is required.As a post-doc in Dr. Routh's laboratory, s/he will have access to state-of-the-art facilities, including next-generation sequencing, genomics, high-throughput screening, structural biophysics, biological chemistry and computational biology. Moreover, UTMB boasts a renowned, vibrant and highly active community of infectious disease researchers and clinicians, providing ample opportunities for broader collaborations and development. Post-doctoral researchers will be expected to develop novel research strategies, communicate and present their results clearly both internally as well as at public conferences, work well within a team of diverse research expertise, help train junior lab members, foster collaborations, and possess excellent writing skills. Post-docs will be encouraged, mentored and trained in view of becoming capable and independent scientists, in either an academic or industrial setting in their respective field of interest. To apply, please contact Dr. Andrew Routh at alrouth[atsym] with a cover letter, CV, and contact details for references.**About Galveston and UTMB**:------------ Galveston is a small Texas Gulf Coast city just south of Houston, with a semitropical climate and a natural harbor. Galveston is renowned for its cultural events and seasonal activities, long beaches with fishing and boating, a rich and diverse island culture, as well as being home to UTMB. Ample opportunities exist here for interactions and affiliations with centers of scientific excellence in structural biology and molecular biophysics, biodefense, molecular medicine, cancer biology, infectious diseases, environmental health, aging, and translational sciences ( In addition to a highly collaborative environment, UTMB offers outstanding core services, including: next-generation sequencing, organic synthesis, optical microscopy, flow cytometry, protein expression and purification, molecular biology, solution biophysics, NMR, X-ray crystallography, cryo-electron microscopy, bioinformatics, and computational chemistry (see Excellent opportunities for scientific interactions also exist through UTMB Health's participation in the Gulf Coast Consortia and the Keck Center for Interdisciplinary Bioscience ( Statement
#facuEqual Employment Opportunity
UTMB Health strives to provide equal opportunity employment without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. As a VEVRAA Federal Contractor, UTMB Health takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Req id: 70406

Keywords: University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston , Postdoctoral Fellow, BMB - 70406, Other , Galveston, Texas

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