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The Department of Biochemistry at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center announces the opening for an Instructor, Non-tenured Research.

This position is to perform research on the molecular mechanisms involved in regulation of the maintenance of pregnancy and the initiation of parturition, as well as to train and supervise students, postdoctoral fellows, and technicians. Ph.D. in Biochemistry or Molecular and Cellular Biology, as well as 5 years of postdoctoral experience in biochemistry/molecular biology and reproductive biology research, are required. Applicant should have a background in reproductive immunology with expertise in cell culture, flow cytometry (FACS) and immune cell characterization, DNA, RNA and protein characterization and analysis, analysis of transcriptional regulation, characterization, and functional analysis of microRNAs. Experience in mouse husbandry and characterization of gene-targeted mice also is required.

Applicant should send curriculum vitae and cover letter to:

Carole Mendelson, Ph.D.
Department of Biochemistry
UT Southwestern Medical Center
5323 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75390-9038.


Transcriptional Mechanisms in Fetal Lung Development

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Carole Mendelson, Ph.D., in the Department of Biochemistry to perform studies on the molecular mechanisms that underlie branching morphogenesis, type II cell differentiation, and surfactant lipoprotein synthesis during fetal lung development. The regulatory roles of cell-specific transcription factors, coregulators, and chromatin modifications and their modulation by hormones and small non-coding RNAs will be emphasized. Research involves isolation and characterization of transcription factors, analysis of DNA-protein interactions and epigenetic modifications, primary cell culture, and characterization of mouse models. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree. Experience in molecular biology and biochemistry is preferred.

Interested individuals should send a CV, statement of interests, and a list of three references to:

Carole R. Mendelson, Ph.D.
Department of Biochemistry
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
5323 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, Texas 75390-9038

UT Southwestern is an Equal Opportunity Institution

Research Tech and Research Assistant

Research Assistant I – Job ID 523240
Research Assistant II – Job ID 523242
Research Technician I – Job ID 523234
Research Technician I – Job ID 523229
Research Technician II – Job ID 523236
Sr Research Associate – Job ID 522732

UT Southwestern is an Equal Opportunity Institution

Instructor (Nontenured Research) 

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Department of Biochemistry seeks a bioinformatics expert, with significant experience of proteomics data analysis and software development, to work in the Proteomics Core at UT Southwestern. The successful candidate will develop and maintain cutting-edge platforms for proteomics data analysis, oversee analysis of data generated in the core, and work closely with the laboratory and collaborators. The candidate must be able to carry out research into complex computational proteomics problems and contribute to funding applications. The core and laboratory benefit from significant funding, resulting in a well-equipped mass-spectrometry facility. As well as locally hosted computing facilities, the core has access to Top 500 supercomputing clusters at the University of Texas, Austin. UT Southwestern has established a Department of Bioinformatics, promoting computational research and collaboration on campus.

Experience & Education

Ph.D. in computer science, bioinformatics, or related field is required. Candidates with a biological background must have significant computational experience. Three years postdoctoral experience is desired. A strong publication record is required.

Essential Skills

  • Familiar with common proteomics software (Mascot, MaxQuant, Proteome Discoverer).
  • Thorough understanding of identification and quantitation methods in proteomics.
  • Significant programming experience (Perl and Java preferred).
  • Web application and database development (MySQL essential).
  • Linux and Windows system administration.

Desired Skills

  • Proteomics software – ISB Trans-Proteomic Pipeline, Skyline.
  • Computing – Amazon Web Services cloud, HPC software development.
  • Statistics – experimental design, analysis of large quantitative datasets, proficient in R.

The Biochemistry Department offers a vibrant environment for research, generous start-up support, and participation in graduate-level teaching.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a concise description of research plans, and three letters of reference by end of May 2016 to the attention of Hamid Mirzaei, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry.

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