A teaching postdoctoral position is available in the lab of Dr. Nathan Baird at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. Research in the Baird lab encompasses three main areas: RNA-targeted drug discovery, RNA triple helix biochemistry, and chemo-enzymatic methods for fluorescent labeling of RNAs. Additional research projects focus on structure-function analyses of novel RNA-ligand interactions.
This position entails both teaching and research responsibilities. Teaching opportunities may include a basic biochemistry course or an established course-based undergraduate research experience (CURE) in which students participate in an ongoing Baird lab research project.
Highly motivated candidates who are interested in combining research and teaching are encouraged to apply. Research experience in biochemistry and/or biophysics is required. Additional skills pertaining to project management and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students are desirable though not required.
Qualified candidates must have a Ph.D. in biochemistry, biophysics, or chemical biology, preferably with expertise related to RNA.
The finalist will be required to successfully pass a background check.
For consideration, please submit a statement of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references. These documents must be submitted together as one document through the resume upload field.
USciences values and supports a diverse and inclusive place to learn and work. Minorities, Females, Individuals with Disabilities, and Veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.
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About University of the Sciences
The University/College: University of the Sciences is located in the University City district of Philadelphia. This diverse area is home to two major research universities, an academic healthcare system, and world renowned Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and a Veterans Administration hospital. These provide a rich variety of clinical and research opportunities for students and faculty. The campus is minutes from the culturally vibrant city center of Philadelphia. University of the Sciences is internationally recognized for its unique range of life science and health science majors within the University.