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Postdoctoral Research Associate
Rice University

  • Sep. 14, 2017
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate
  • Bioengineering
  • Rice University
    Houston, TX
    United States
  • Open until filled
  • Early 2018
  • Post-Doc
  • Bioengineering (all Bio-related fields)
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A postdoctoral research associate position in mammalian synthetic biology is available in the Department of Bioengineering at Rice University.

We are looking for a creative, highly motivated researcher interested in doing pathbreaking work in the area of synthetic regulatory network engineering. Potential project spaces include:

1) Design, construction, and testing of synthetic mammalian signaling and gene circuitry for use in cell-based therapeutics

2) Using synthetic circuitry to program immune cells to deliver therapeutic drugs in vivo

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 large and diverse biomedical research community that features world-class synthetic biology research.


  • Hold a Ph.D. in bioengineering, cell biology, biophysics, quantitative/systems biology, or a related discipline
  • Experience with mammalian tissue culture techniques
  • Experience with molecular biology and cloning
  • Strong communication and writing skills, with a track record of research productivity
  • Desirable but not required: experience with fluorescence microscopy and flow cytometry, proficiency with Matlab


Email the following materials to

  • Letter summarizing scientific interests, motivation, career goals, and research experience
  • CV
  • Names and contacts for three references
  • In the subject line of the email, please fill in the blank for the following quote: "What is true for E. coli is also true for the ________"

  • Rice is an equal opportunity employer.

Please reference in your cover letter when
applying for or inquiring about this job announcement.

Contact Information

  • Caleb Bashor
    Department of Bioengineering
    Rice University
    BioScience Research Collaborative (BRC)
    6500 Main Street, MS-650
    Houston, TX 77030-1402
  • 4158129600


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