Requisition Number: P20044
Open Date: 11/22/2019
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:
- Design and testing of synthetic mammalian signaling and transcriptional circuitry for use in cell-based therapeutics
- Using synthetic circuitry to rewire immune cell function for therapeutic drug delivery
- Using synthetic circuitry to guide stem cell reprogramming and differentiation
The Bashor 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.
Consistent with the National Research Council’s report, Convergence: Facilitating Transdisciplinary Integration of Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Engineering, and Beyond, we are seeking candidates who have demonstrated ability to lead and work in research groups that “… [integrate] the knowledge, tools, and ways of thinking…” from engineering, mathematics, and computational, natural, social and behavioral sciences to solve societal problems using a convergent approach.
We seek greater representation of women, minorities, people with disabilities, and veterans in disciplines in which they have historically been underrepresented; to attract international students from a wider range of countries and backgrounds; to accelerate progress in building a faculty and staff who are diverse in background and thought; and we support an inclusive environment that fosters interaction and understanding within our diverse community.
The George R. Brown School of Engineering ranks among the top 20 of undergraduate engineering programs (US News & World Report) and is strongly committed to nurturing the aspirations of faculty, staff and students in an inclusive environment.
Rice University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with commitment to diversity at all levels and considers for employment qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.