Postdoctoral Research Associate

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Houston, TEXAS
Job Type: FullTime

Job Title

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Agency

Texas A&M University Health Science Center

Department

IBT - CGPM - Ramos

Proposed Minimum Salary

Commensurate

Job Location

Houston, Texas

Job Type

Staff

Job Description

What we believe

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

As one of the fastest-growing academic health centers in the nation, the Texas A&M University Health Science Center encompasses five colleges and numerous centers and institutes working together to improve health through transformative education, innovative research and team-based health care delivery.

 

What we want

The Health Science Center (HSC) is looking for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to serve as a member of the laboratory team in the Center for Genomic and Precision Medicine.  We desire an individual who subscribes to and supports our commitment as stated above. The successful applicant will bring their experience to the position and understand the demands of supporting executives in a fast-paced environment. This person must be professional, enjoy working in a high-volume environment and be able to apply strong organizational skills while being flexible in their daily routine.  If this is you, we invite you to apply to become a member of our team.




Required Education and Experience:

  • Appropriate PhD, MD, PharmD

Required Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others. 
  • Ability to perform all tasks and job responsibilities safely without injury to self and others in compliance with A&M System and HSC guidelines.
  • Provide a safe environment that fosters respect, inclusion, and equality of all faculty, staff, students and visitors.
  • Must be literate in the English language and able to comprehend and follow both written and verbal instructions.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Good working knowledge of molecular biology, genetics, cancer biology, and epigenetics to appreciate the complex interplay of molecular events associated with LINE-1 reactivation.

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • PhD in Biology, Genetics, Pathology, Microbiology, Cancer Biology, Toxicology, or related science.
  • Experience with processing tissue biopsies and blood samples.
  • Experience in extracellular vesicle research.
  • Experience in Molecular biology, genetics, translational research, precision medicine, toxicology, cancer biology, tissue culture, clinical sample processing, clinical study experience.
  • Experience with biostatistics
  • Experience working with diverse individuals and communities.

Preferred Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Proficient in standard molecular biology laboratory techniques such as RT-qPCR, Western blotting, tissue culture, immunoprecipitations, ELISA, tissue staining, fluorescence microscopy, and flow cytometry.
     

Preferred Other Factors:

  • Willingness to work some nights/weekends and travel for presentations/conferences.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for evaluation, selection, and application of standard techniques.  Applicants should be proficient in standard molecular biology laboratory techniques such as RT-qPCR, Western blotting, tissue culture, immunoprecipitations, ELISA, tissue staining, fluorescence microscopy, and flow cytometry.
  • Assist in the preparation of tables, graphs, photographs and figures, and assist in manuscripts and grant proposals.  Contribute as participant in research grant proposals, paper reviews, and provide publishable reports for journal presentation.  This will include library research into new approaches. 
  • Collects, compiles, and analyzes data.  Documents and interprets results of experiments and report to Principal Investigator.  Cooperate in scientific papers, grant proposals, and manuscripts for publication.
  • Maintain lab equipment and stocks, occasionally other supplies and equipment.
  • Participate in weekly lab meetings within the Center and other departments.  Participate in joint projects involving faculty, junior faculty, postdoctoral fellows to graduate students and junior lab personnel.
  • 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

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Agency

Texas A&M University Health Science Center

Department

IBT - CGPM - Ramos

Proposed Minimum Salary

Commensurate

Job Location

Houston, Texas

Job Type

Staff

Job Description

What we believe

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

As one of the fastest-growing academic health centers in the nation, the Texas A&M University Health Science Center encompasses five colleges and numerous centers and institutes working together to improve health through transformative education, innovative research and team-based health care delivery.

 

What we want

The Health Science Center (HSC) is looking for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to serve as a member of the laboratory team in the Center for Genomic and Precision Medicine.  We desire an individual who subscribes to and supports our commitment as stated above. The successful applicant will bring their experience to the position and understand the demands of supporting executives in a fast-paced environment. This person must be professional, enjoy working in a high-volume environment and be able to apply strong organizational skills while being flexible in their daily routine.  If this is you, we invite you to apply to become a member of our team.




Required Education and Experience:

  • Appropriate PhD, MD, PharmD

Required Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others. 
  • Ability to perform all tasks and job responsibilities safely without injury to self and others in compliance with A&M System and HSC guidelines.
  • Provide a safe environment that fosters respect, inclusion, and equality of all faculty, staff, students and visitors.
  • Must be literate in the English language and able to comprehend and follow both written and verbal instructions.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Good working knowledge of molecular biology, genetics, cancer biology, and epigenetics to appreciate the complex interplay of molecular events associated with LINE-1 reactivation.

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • PhD in Biology, Genetics, Pathology, Microbiology, Cancer Biology, Toxicology, or related science.
  • Experience with processing tissue biopsies and blood samples.
  • Experience in extracellular vesicle research.
  • Experience in Molecular biology, genetics, translational research, precision medicine, toxicology, cancer biology, tissue culture, clinical sample processing, clinical study experience.
  • Experience with biostatistics
  • Experience working with diverse individuals and communities.

Preferred Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Proficient in standard molecular biology laboratory techniques such as RT-qPCR, Western blotting, tissue culture, immunoprecipitations, ELISA, tissue staining, fluorescence microscopy, and flow cytometry.
     

Preferred Other Factors:

  • Willingness to work some nights/weekends and travel for presentations/conferences.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for evaluation, selection, and application of standard techniques.  Applicants should be proficient in standard molecular biology laboratory techniques such as RT-qPCR, Western blotting, tissue culture, immunoprecipitations, ELISA, tissue staining, fluorescence microscopy, and flow cytometry.
  • Assist in the preparation of tables, graphs, photographs and figures, and assist in manuscripts and grant proposals.  Contribute as participant in research grant proposals, paper reviews, and provide publishable reports for journal presentation.  This will include library research into new approaches. 
  • Collects, compiles, and analyzes data.  Documents and interprets results of experiments and report to Principal Investigator.  Cooperate in scientific papers, grant proposals, and manuscripts for publication.
  • Maintain lab equipment and stocks, occasionally other supplies and equipment.
  • Participate in weekly lab meetings within the Center and other departments.  Participate in joint projects involving faculty, junior faculty, postdoctoral fellows to graduate students and junior lab personnel.
  • 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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