Postdoctoral Research Associate

Updated: about 16 hours ago
Location: Bryan, TEXAS
Job Type: FullTime

Job Title

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Agency

Texas A&M University Health Science Center

Department

Microbial Pathogenesis And Immunology

Proposed Minimum Salary

Commensurate

Job Location

Bryan, 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

We are looking for an individual to join our team. We desire an individual who subscribes to and supports our commitment as stated above. The successful applicant will bring an expert level of 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: 

  • Appropriate doctoral degree. 

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.


Preferred Education: 

  • PhD in Cell Biology, Microbiology, Immunology, life or medical science discipline. 


Preferred Experience: 

  • Experience in a post-doctoral position or two years of related professional experience.
  • Experience with cell biological methods and approaches.
  • Experience working with diverse individuals and communities.
  • Experience with small animal husbandry and use in experimentation.

 
Preferred Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

  • Expertise in immunology and/or cancer biology, with an emphasis on signal transduction.
  • Ability to effectively utilize a computer and applicable software to create databases, perform statistical analyses.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, present data and perform other computer related tasks as directed by the supervisor.
  • Detailed oriented. Outstanding record keeping skills. Familiarity with BSL2 research environment.
  • Strong publication track record.
  • Ability to lead collaborative research endeavors.
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English. 


Job Responsibilities 

  • Conducts independent research that applies to the role of mitochondria in immunity and cancer.

  • Experiments will exploit microbiology, microscopy, molecular biology, immunology, and cancer biology approaches.

  • Experiments will be performed in BSL2 research environments and involve research on human and mouse cell lines and laboratory mice. 

  • Analyzes data, prepares statistical analyses and summarizes data for use in submission to journals and other scientific publications.

  • Performs computer data entry and analysis using statistical software. 

  • Works with the Principal Investigator to prepare and submit competitive research proposals for funding from private, state, and federal granting agencies, including American Cancer Society, NIH, CPRIT. Seeks out opportunities for funding related to cancer biology, immunology, and/or infectious disease.

  • Responsibilities also include writing, submitting and publishing manuscripts in high impact journals as well as presenting research findings at international scientific meetings. 

  • Mentors trainees in the laboratory, ensure proper research compliance and biosafety practices are followed.

  • Trains other research support staff and provides oversight for management of laboratory functions such as safety issues, inventory, ordering supplies and equipment, and general lab clean-up. 

  • Other job-related duties as required. 

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

Microbial Pathogenesis And Immunology

Proposed Minimum Salary

Commensurate

Job Location

Bryan, 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

We are looking for an individual to join our team. We desire an individual who subscribes to and supports our commitment as stated above. The successful applicant will bring an expert level of 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: 

  • Appropriate doctoral degree. 

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.


Preferred Education: 

  • PhD in Cell Biology, Microbiology, Immunology, life or medical science discipline. 


Preferred Experience: 

  • Experience in a post-doctoral position or two years of related professional experience.
  • Experience with cell biological methods and approaches.
  • Experience working with diverse individuals and communities.
  • Experience with small animal husbandry and use in experimentation.

 
Preferred Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

  • Expertise in immunology and/or cancer biology, with an emphasis on signal transduction.
  • Ability to effectively utilize a computer and applicable software to create databases, perform statistical analyses.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, present data and perform other computer related tasks as directed by the supervisor.
  • Detailed oriented. Outstanding record keeping skills. Familiarity with BSL2 research environment.
  • Strong publication track record.
  • Ability to lead collaborative research endeavors.
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English. 


Job Responsibilities 

  • Conducts independent research that applies to the role of mitochondria in immunity and cancer.

  • Experiments will exploit microbiology, microscopy, molecular biology, immunology, and cancer biology approaches.

  • Experiments will be performed in BSL2 research environments and involve research on human and mouse cell lines and laboratory mice. 

  • Analyzes data, prepares statistical analyses and summarizes data for use in submission to journals and other scientific publications.

  • Performs computer data entry and analysis using statistical software. 

  • Works with the Principal Investigator to prepare and submit competitive research proposals for funding from private, state, and federal granting agencies, including American Cancer Society, NIH, CPRIT. Seeks out opportunities for funding related to cancer biology, immunology, and/or infectious disease.

  • Responsibilities also include writing, submitting and publishing manuscripts in high impact journals as well as presenting research findings at international scientific meetings. 

  • Mentors trainees in the laboratory, ensure proper research compliance and biosafety practices are followed.

  • Trains other research support staff and provides oversight for management of laboratory functions such as safety issues, inventory, ordering supplies and equipment, and general lab clean-up. 

  • Other job-related duties as required. 

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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