Postdoctoral Research Fellow position in RNA biochemistry and Structural Biology,

at UT Southwestern Medical Center


Mechanisms of RNA-mediated Gene Regulation


The research group of Yunsun Nam, Ph.D., at UT Southwestern Medical Center is seeking a postdoctoral scholar. Our laboratory is housed in newly renovated space at the heart of the Cecil H. and Ida Green Center for Reproductive Biology Sciences.


The overarching goal of our group is to elucidate the mechanistic details of RNA-regulated gene expression, by investigating the structure-function relationship of various protein/nucleic acid complexes. We are particularly interested in the gene regulation pathways involving functional RNAs, and especially those relevant to mammalian development and cancer. The specific projects include regulation and processing of small RNAs (eg. microRNAs), as well as RNA modification (eg. methylation). Postdoctoral scholars will have many opportunities to learn the newest methods in biochemistry and biophysics, in addition to working in an exciting, fast evolving area in the field of biological and biomedical sciences. We use various approaches, including X-ray crystallography, NMR spectroscopy, cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM), molecular biology, nucleic acid and protein biochemistry, genomics with next-generation sequencing, drug discovery, and mammalian cell-based studies. For more information, please refer to the lab website:   


Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree and a strong background in biochemistry (protein or nucleic acids) and/or structural biology. Interested individuals should submit a CV as a single pdf file, including contact information for 3 references, by email to:




UT Southwestern Medical Center is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.