A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Yan Jessie Zhang at the

University of Texas, Austin. Dr. Zhang is a tenured associate professor in the

Department of Molecular Biosciences and Institute for Cellular and Molecular Biology.  The Zhang lab has a long-standing interest in unraveling the principles of transcriptional regulation and its impact on brain tumors and neurological diseases, with specific emphasis on kinases and phosphatases. Please visit the website at for detailed information about the lab and projects.



The postdoc associate will work on experiments involving the characterization of compounds for the targeted pathway in cells. The project is to understand the effects of chemical leads in the post-translational modification of targeted signaling pathways involved in neurological diseases. Please send your CV and three names of references directly to



Cell culture preparation and transfection

Immunofluorescence imaging

Generation of knockout and knock-in cell lines

Cell-based assays, qPCR, immunoblotting, FACS

Transcriptome analysis including ChIP-seq and RNA-seq analysis



Required Qualifications:

Ph.D. in Molecular Biology or Cell Biology.

Strong background in general molecular biology and cell biology techniques.

Extensive experience in cell culture techniques, immunoblotting, cell/biochemical-based assays is required.


Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with gene-editing techniques, and ChIP-seq or RNA-seq is highly desirable. Experience working with neuronal cells a plus.


The University of Texas at Austin ranks among the top five in public institutions. The department of Molecular Biosciences has top of the line equipment and provides a highly-supporting environment for young researchers. The city of Austin is the capital of Texas State and among the top 20 biggest cities of the United States. The city has been consistently ranked “best big city to live” by Money Magazine and Business Insider for its young and highly educated population, significant job growth, and relatively low living cost.