Opportunities

New Students Welcome!

Our lab currently has positions available for graduate students working on their Ph. D. theses. If you are interested in doing a rotation in our lab, please email Yunsun Nam directly for more information on current rotation projects.

Prospective students need to apply to the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at UT Southwestern.



Postdoctoral Positions Available


Postdoctoral Research Fellow position:

Biochemistry and Structural Biology of RNAs and RNA/protein Complexes


A postdoctoral research position is available in the laboratory of Yunsun Nam, in the Department of Biochemistry at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, to study the mechanisms of post-transcriptional gene regulation. Our laboratory works on exciting projects dissecting the molecular mechanisms underlying RNA-mediated gene regulation. The goal is to determine how macromolecular recognition and enzymatic regulation are accomplished for many RNA-protein complexes, using biochemistry, structural methods, and molecular/cellular biology. The functional noncoding RNAs and RNA/protein complexes we study are relevant for normal development as well as diseases such as cancer, making our mechanistic work valuable for therapeutics research. Postdoctoral scholars will have many opportunities to learn the newest methods in protein and nucleic acid biochemistry and biophysics, in addition to working in an exciting, fast-evolving field in biomedical sciences. We use various approaches, including cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM), X-ray crystallography, NMR spectroscopy, molecular biology, nucleic acid and protein biochemistry, genomics with next-generation sequencing, high-throughput screening for drug discovery, and mammalian cell-based studies. The postdoctoral fellow will have ready access to the top of the line equipment and resources necessary for the above approaches. Information on the UT Southwestern postdoctoral training program and benefits can be found in the Postdoc Handbook.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree. Experience in biochemistry and/or structural biology leading to publication in peer-reviewed journals is recommended. Interested individuals should send a CV, statement of interests, and a list of three references as a single pdf file to Yunsun Nam.


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