Assistant Research Scientist

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: College Station, TEXAS
Job Type: FullTime

Job Title

Assistant Research Scientist

Agency

Texas A&M University

Department

Vice Pres For Research

Proposed Minimum Salary

Commensurate

Job Location

College Station, Texas

Job Type

Staff

Job Description

Our Commitment

Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability.  Diverse perspectives, talents, and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission and living our core values .

Who We Are

The Texas A&M Institute for Genome Sciences and Society (TIGSS) aims to improve the lives of humans and animals and advance agricultural productivity through genome research. We function as a virtual institute to unite genome scientists with researchers in the field of genomics technology and bioinformatics science. The work we do will shape the future of the field of genome sciences and the world. To learn more, visit https://genomics.tamu.edu/ .

What We Want

TIGSS is seeking an Assistant Research Scientist who will be responsible for: teaching graduate- and undergraduate-level bioinformatics courses; providing bioinformatics support in return for co-authorship on projects with TAMU graduate students, postdocs, and faculty; analyzing DNA sequencing data for TIGSS clients for metagenomics, microbial genomics, and single-cell gene expression services. The preferred candidate will have a PhD in a life science discipline, with specialization in microbiology, molecular biology/biotechnology, immunology, or infectious diseases preferred and have experience with fastidious microorganisms, including molecular genetic experience with such species. We seek to hire a team player who will promote collaboration and cooperation while working within a team. The selected candidate will subscribe to and support our commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA) as stated above. If this job description sounds interesting to you, we invite you to apply to be considered for this opportunity.

What You Need to Know

Salary: Compensation will be commensurate to selected hire’s experience.

Position Details: This position has a potential for working beyond normal working hours to accommodate heavy workloads.

Cover Letter/Resume’/References: A cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references (to include at least one previous supervisor) are strongly recommended. You may upload these documents on the application under CV/Resume

COVID-19 information:  Texas A&M University monitors local, state and federally mandated health guidelines to keep students, employees, prospective employees, and visitors as safe as possible. For the latest information regarding Texas A&M’s COVID-19 response, please visit the University’s COVID-19 website . For COVID-19 employment-related information, please visit the Division of Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness’ COVID-19 website .

Required Education and Experience:

  • Appropriate PhD
  • Relevant professional experience

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to work as part of a team is essential
  • Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others

Preferred Education and Experience: 

  • PhD in a life science discipline, with specialization in microbiology, molecular biology/biotechnology, immunology, or infectious diseases preferred
  • Experience with fastidious microorganisms, including molecular genetic experience with such species

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to cultivate and maintain professional working relationships with people of diverse backgrounds

Responsibilities:

  • Bioinformatics Course Instruction - Designs curriculum and teaches graduate-level introductory bioinformatics courses and three 5-week hands-on workshops in Microbial Genomics, Metagenomic Data Analysis, and Differential Gene Expression (Spring/Fall semesters); teaches 10-week summer introductory bioinformatics course for NSF-funded research experiences for undergraduates program; provides ongoing bioinformatics support and training for former students after completion of hands-on workshops.
  • TIGSS Staff Bioinformatician and Consultant - Analyzes DNA sequencing data for TIGSS customers and handles all projects related to microbial genomics, metagenomics, and single-cell gene expression. Analyzes DNA sequencing data obtained elsewhere (not from TIGSS) for TAMU labs in need of specific expertise.
  • Bioinformatics Research and Funding - Executes care and use of BSL2 bacterial pathogens, creating bacterial mutant strains, expression and purification of bacterial proteins, bioinformatics related to bacterial growth and use of human cell lines. Designs and executes required experiments, writes manuscripts, presents at scientific meetings both within and outside the university. Contributes to grant writing and other funding related efforts. Performs other duties as assigned.

Instructions to Applicants: Applications received by Texas A&M University must either have all job application data entered or a resume attached. Failure to provide all job application data or a complete resume could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. We encourage all applicants to upload a resume or use a LinkedIn profile to pre-populate the online application.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.



Job Title

Assistant Research Scientist

Agency

Texas A&M University

Department

Vice Pres For Research

Proposed Minimum Salary

Commensurate

Job Location

College Station, Texas

Job Type

Staff

Job Description

Our Commitment

Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability.  Diverse perspectives, talents, and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission and living our core values .

Who We Are

The Texas A&M Institute for Genome Sciences and Society (TIGSS) aims to improve the lives of humans and animals and advance agricultural productivity through genome research. We function as a virtual institute to unite genome scientists with researchers in the field of genomics technology and bioinformatics science. The work we do will shape the future of the field of genome sciences and the world. To learn more, visit https://genomics.tamu.edu/ .

What We Want

TIGSS is seeking an Assistant Research Scientist who will be responsible for: teaching graduate- and undergraduate-level bioinformatics courses; providing bioinformatics support in return for co-authorship on projects with TAMU graduate students, postdocs, and faculty; analyzing DNA sequencing data for TIGSS clients for metagenomics, microbial genomics, and single-cell gene expression services. The preferred candidate will have a PhD in a life science discipline, with specialization in microbiology, molecular biology/biotechnology, immunology, or infectious diseases preferred and have experience with fastidious microorganisms, including molecular genetic experience with such species. We seek to hire a team player who will promote collaboration and cooperation while working within a team. The selected candidate will subscribe to and support our commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA) as stated above. If this job description sounds interesting to you, we invite you to apply to be considered for this opportunity.

What You Need to Know

Salary: Compensation will be commensurate to selected hire’s experience.

Position Details: This position has a potential for working beyond normal working hours to accommodate heavy workloads.

Cover Letter/Resume’/References: A cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references (to include at least one previous supervisor) are strongly recommended. You may upload these documents on the application under CV/Resume

COVID-19 information:  Texas A&M University monitors local, state and federally mandated health guidelines to keep students, employees, prospective employees, and visitors as safe as possible. For the latest information regarding Texas A&M’s COVID-19 response, please visit the University’s COVID-19 website . For COVID-19 employment-related information, please visit the Division of Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness’ COVID-19 website .

Required Education and Experience:

  • Appropriate PhD
  • Relevant professional experience

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to work as part of a team is essential
  • Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others

Preferred Education and Experience: 

  • PhD in a life science discipline, with specialization in microbiology, molecular biology/biotechnology, immunology, or infectious diseases preferred
  • Experience with fastidious microorganisms, including molecular genetic experience with such species

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to cultivate and maintain professional working relationships with people of diverse backgrounds

Responsibilities:

  • Bioinformatics Course Instruction - Designs curriculum and teaches graduate-level introductory bioinformatics courses and three 5-week hands-on workshops in Microbial Genomics, Metagenomic Data Analysis, and Differential Gene Expression (Spring/Fall semesters); teaches 10-week summer introductory bioinformatics course for NSF-funded research experiences for undergraduates program; provides ongoing bioinformatics support and training for former students after completion of hands-on workshops.
  • TIGSS Staff Bioinformatician and Consultant - Analyzes DNA sequencing data for TIGSS customers and handles all projects related to microbial genomics, metagenomics, and single-cell gene expression. Analyzes DNA sequencing data obtained elsewhere (not from TIGSS) for TAMU labs in need of specific expertise.
  • Bioinformatics Research and Funding - Executes care and use of BSL2 bacterial pathogens, creating bacterial mutant strains, expression and purification of bacterial proteins, bioinformatics related to bacterial growth and use of human cell lines. Designs and executes required experiments, writes manuscripts, presents at scientific meetings both within and outside the university. Contributes to grant writing and other funding related efforts. Performs other duties as assigned.

Instructions to Applicants: Applications received by Texas A&M University must either have all job application data entered or a resume attached. Failure to provide all job application data or a complete resume could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. We encourage all applicants to upload a resume or use a LinkedIn profile to pre-populate the online application.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.


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