Post-Doctoral Scientist Position Structure & Regulation of Telomerase in Arabidopsis
Texas A&M University - AgriLife Research
Location: College Station, Texas
Type: Full Time
Salary: Commensurate with experience
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Internal Number: R041694
A two-year Postdoctoral Scientist position in the Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics at Texas A&M University is available in the laboratory of Dr. Dorothy Shippen to study the structure and regulation of the telomerase RNP complex in Arabidopsis. Dr. Shippen pioneered the use of Arabidopsis as a biochemical and genetic model for telomere biology. This study is part of an NSF-funded research project in collaboration with the laboratory of Dr. Julian Chen (Arizona State University), an expert in telomerase RNA structure and evolution.
The successful candidate will be an ambitious, highly motivated, highly collaborative scientist with expertise in RNA and protein biochemistry. Expertise in Arabidopsis genetics is preferred, but not required. The fellow will join a vibrant research team analyzing the composition, biogenesis and regulatory mechanisms of telomerase using a multidisciplinary approach that employs genetics, molecular biology, in vitro biochemical assays, quantitative mass spectrometry and structural biology (see for example Song et al., 2019 PNAS and Song et al., 2021 NAR).
Texas A&M, one of the largest universities in the USA, has more than 65,000 students from all 50 states and 124 countries, a multibillion-dollar endowment ranked 4th among public universities and a top 20 research enterprise. College Station/Bryan is a Sun Belt metropolitan area with 180,000 residents. It is consistently ranked among the best places to live in the country yet retains a low cost of living with easy access to major Texas cities. Texas A&M is an EO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.