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Post Doctoral Fellow

University of Houston
Houston, TX

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Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Possesses, understands, and applies a comprehensive knowledge in area of specialization. Develops understanding and skills to allow for completion of assignments that cross fields of specialization. Develops leadership and management skills.

  1. Receives/Reviews progress and evaluates results of experiments or projects under control or supervisory responsibility.
  2. Recommends changes in research, testing or experimental procedures.
  3. May be responsible for a single highly technical and complex piece of research equipment.
  4. May review and evaluate the effectiveness of personnel.
  5. May plan for and assign personnel to projects under control.
  6. Operates with latitude for unreviewed action.
  7. May receive general supervision conferring with higher levels only in unusual situations.
  8. Performs other job-related duties as required.


Additional Job Posting Information

The ideal postdoctoral candidate has a PhD in a relevant subject and expertise in RNA/RNP biophysics/structural biology.

The laboratory of Dr. Quentin Vicens in the Department of Biology and Biochemistry in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at the University of Houston is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to study RNA regulatory mechanisms associated with the innate immune response. The Vicens lab is part of the Center for Nuclear Receptors and Cell Signaling (CNRCS, and collaborates with the UH Sequencing & Gene Editing Core As such, the lab offers a vibrant and collaborative research environment.

The postdoctoral scientist will work on developing structural approaches to elucidate the structures of complexes containing proteins and Z-RNA. This position will use molecular biology, cryo-electron microscopy (in collaboration with the University of Colorado Boulder Biochemistry Department's Krios Electron Microscopy facility), and NMR (in collaboration with Dr. Beat Vögeli at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus). Experience in some of these areas is preferred. The candidate would be based at the University of Houston but would have the opportunity to work on site at the University of Colorado for relevant experiments. Also, the postdoctoral scientist would have the opportunity to mentor junior scientists in these labs, at both graduate and undergraduate levels. The candidate has excellent interpersonal and scientific communication skills, to operate within an environment that supports learning and developing new approaches.


Doctoral and No experience

Requires singular knowledge of a specialized advanced professional discipline or the highest level of general business knowledge, normally acquired through attainment of a directly job-related terminal degree or equivalent formal training in a recognized field of specialization that is directly related to the type of work being performed. No experience is required.

Required Attachments by Candidate: Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter

Email Dr. Vicens at with any questions.

Organization: H0515 Ctr for Nuclear Rec & Cell Sig
Employee Status: Regular/Benefits
Job Posting: Nov 22, 2023, 2:33:53 PM

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