Postdoctoral Research Associate

Updated: about 12 hours ago
Location: Houston, TEXAS
Job Type: FullTime

Job Title

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Agency

Texas A&M University Health Science Center

Department

Ibt - Cedp - Dashwood

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 Epigenetics and Disease Prevention.  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 doctoral degree.

Required Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Experience with performing rodent tumor immunobioassays.
  • Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.
  • Ability to perform all tasks and job responsibilities safety without injury to self and others, in compliance with Texas A&M System and TAMHSC guidelines.
  • Must be literate in the English language, and be able to comprehend and follow effectively both written and verbal instructions.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills in English.

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Ph.D. in biochemistry, cell biology, immunology or related biomedical science.
  • Animal cancer models, tissue culture, molecular biology and protein biochemistry.
  • Epigenetics and host immune surveillance, with technical expertise of FACS, RNA-seq, Co-IP, ChIP and RNAscope.
  • Experience in performing rodent tumor immunobioassays following approved protocols, using intra-oral, intra-venous, intra-peritoneal and subcutaneous injections, including in syngeneic models of immune prevention/therapy.
  • Experience working with diverse individuals and communities.

Preferred Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated ability to do independent research in an area related to cancer immunology.


Responsibilities

  • Identification of epigenetic combination treatments that will upregulate the MHC-I and MHC-II dependent genes in order to enhance host immune surveillance for anticancer efficacy.

  • Biochemical, genetic, cellular, and animal model systems as they relate to cancer prevention and treatment. Experimental procedures in vivo as well as in vitro , including co-IP, ChIP, PCR, Q-PCR, FACS, Western analysis, fluorescence microscopy, RNAscope and tissue culture.
  • To the highest ethical standards, conduct and monitor breeding of rats and mice. Participate in breeding and genotyping. Carefully monitor and record rodent wellbeing and morbidity.  Perform endoscopies and polypectomies on live study animals. Perform necropsies and collection of organs for H&E, molecular, and immunohistochemical work. Administer drugs/compounds to study animals via intra-oral, intra-venous, intra-peritoneal or subcutaneous routes.
  • Participate actively in weekly lab meetings within the center, and with other internal and external departments. Participate in joint projects involving faculty, postdoctoral fellows, students and technicians. Provide aid to graduate students and junior lab personnel. Assist with research grant proposals and generate timely publishable reports for conference and journal presentations. Conduct online literature research into new approaches, prepare tables, graphs, photographs and figures, and assist in manuscripts and grant proposals, with the highest ethical standards and levels of rigor and reproducibility.
  • 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 - Cedp - Dashwood

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 Epigenetics and Disease Prevention.  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 doctoral degree.

Required Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Experience with performing rodent tumor immunobioassays.
  • Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.
  • Ability to perform all tasks and job responsibilities safety without injury to self and others, in compliance with Texas A&M System and TAMHSC guidelines.
  • Must be literate in the English language, and be able to comprehend and follow effectively both written and verbal instructions.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills in English.

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Ph.D. in biochemistry, cell biology, immunology or related biomedical science.
  • Animal cancer models, tissue culture, molecular biology and protein biochemistry.
  • Epigenetics and host immune surveillance, with technical expertise of FACS, RNA-seq, Co-IP, ChIP and RNAscope.
  • Experience in performing rodent tumor immunobioassays following approved protocols, using intra-oral, intra-venous, intra-peritoneal and subcutaneous injections, including in syngeneic models of immune prevention/therapy.
  • Experience working with diverse individuals and communities.

Preferred Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated ability to do independent research in an area related to cancer immunology.


Responsibilities

  • Identification of epigenetic combination treatments that will upregulate the MHC-I and MHC-II dependent genes in order to enhance host immune surveillance for anticancer efficacy.

  • Biochemical, genetic, cellular, and animal model systems as they relate to cancer prevention and treatment. Experimental procedures in vivo as well as in vitro , including co-IP, ChIP, PCR, Q-PCR, FACS, Western analysis, fluorescence microscopy, RNAscope and tissue culture.
  • To the highest ethical standards, conduct and monitor breeding of rats and mice. Participate in breeding and genotyping. Carefully monitor and record rodent wellbeing and morbidity.  Perform endoscopies and polypectomies on live study animals. Perform necropsies and collection of organs for H&E, molecular, and immunohistochemical work. Administer drugs/compounds to study animals via intra-oral, intra-venous, intra-peritoneal or subcutaneous routes.
  • Participate actively in weekly lab meetings within the center, and with other internal and external departments. Participate in joint projects involving faculty, postdoctoral fellows, students and technicians. Provide aid to graduate students and junior lab personnel. Assist with research grant proposals and generate timely publishable reports for conference and journal presentations. Conduct online literature research into new approaches, prepare tables, graphs, photographs and figures, and assist in manuscripts and grant proposals, with the highest ethical standards and levels of rigor and reproducibility.
  • 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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