Postdoc Research Fellow, Study & function of mRNA

Posted Date: 
Friday, April 14, 2023
Greehey CCRI
Position Description: 

The laboratory of Dr. Yogesh Gupta ( is seeking an enthusiastic Postdoctoral Associate to study the structures and specificity of RNA modification enzymes. We will mainly use X-ray crystallography and cryo-EM to study the mechanisms and develop small molecule antiviral candidates. We provide a rich multi-disciplinary environment and access to cutting-edge technologies to our trainees.

Further details of our recent work can be found here:

Elife. 2022 Jan 21;11:e67150. doi: 10.7554/eLife.67150.
Nature Communications. 2021 Jun 2; 12: 3287. PMID: 34078893. doi: 10.1038/s41467-021-23594-y
Nature Communications. 2020 Jul 24;11(1):3718. PMID: 32709886. doi: 10.1038/s41467-020-17496-8

The Greehey Children’s Cancer Research Institute (GCCRI) is a unique, specialized cancer research center of UT Health Science Center San Antonio, focusing on basic and translational research. It occupies a state-of-the-art 100,000 sq. foot research facility on the university’s Greehey Academic and Research Campus. The GCCRI has significant external funding, a large endowment from the state, and links to philanthropic entities. San Antonio is the nation’s seventh-largest city and is located at the edge of the beautiful Texas Hill Country. San Antonio offers a rich, multicultural community, affordable cost of living, excellent weather, and a thriving biomedical industry. There is no state income tax in Texas. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. 

Position Requirements: 

Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated experience in protein purification from insect or mammalian cells, protein/nucleic acid biochemistry, X-ray crystallography, and cryo-EM. Candidates are expected to possess strong organizational and interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently but also effectively and collaboratively as part of a team. An ideal candidate should hold (or soon expect to) a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in biochemistry/biophysics/structural biology.

How to Apply: 

Interested candidates can apply by sending a short description of their research accomplishments and a CV with the contact information of 3 references to Dr. Yogesh Gupta (email:

Contact Name: 
Yogesh Gupta
Contact Email: 
Deadline to Apply: 
Tuesday, October 31, 2023
Job Number: 

All postdoctoral appointments are designated as security sensitive positions. UT Health San Antonio is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer including protected veterans and persons with disabilities.