Postdoctoral Research Associate

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Postdoctoral Research Associate
Department Bioengineering
Full Time/Part Time Full-Time
Requisition Number P18024
Open Date 09/15/2017
Close Date
Benefits Eligible Yes
Position Summary

A postdoctoral associate position in mammalian synthetic biology is available in the Department of Bioengineering at Rice University. We are looking for a creative, highly motivated postdoctoral researcher interested in doing path-breaking research in the area of synthetic regulatory network engineering. Potential project spaces include:
1) Design and testing of synthetic mammalian signaling and transcriptional circuitry for use in cell-based therapeutics
2) Using synthetic circuitry to rewire immune cell function for therapeutic drug delivery
3) Using synthetic circuitry to guide stem cell reprogramming and differentiation

The lab ( is located in the BRC building, situated between Rice University campus and Texas Medical Center, which offers state-of-the art facilities and excellent working conditions amidst a vibrant biomedical research community. Rice has an active postdoctoral training community ( and features a broad, world-class synthetic biology research community.

Education Required PhD or other Doctoral Degree
Concentration / Degree Type

Bioengineering, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Cell Biology, Applied Physics

Education Preferred
Experience Required No experience required
Type of Experience
Experience Preferred
Skills Required

Mammalian tissue culture, molecular biology, cloning

Skills Preferred

Flow cytometry, fluorescence microscopy, programming matlab

Physical Demands

Sitting, standing, bending, kneeling

Working Conditions

Laboratory and office environments

Security Sensitive Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

**Please provide the name and email of 3 references under the References/Recommendation Request document.

Cover Letter: Summarize scientific interests and motivation, career goals, research experience, and interests in synthetic biology.

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Job Duties

Job Duty Name
Description of Job Duty

- Plan and execute original research projects

Percentage of Time 90
Job Duty Name
Description of Job Duty

- Write papers and present data at conferences

Percentage of Time 10

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. References/Recommendation Request
Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a PhD or other doctoral degree in bioengineering, biochemistry, biophysics, cell biology, applied physics?
    • Yes
    • No