Postdoctoral Researcher

Updated: about 14 hours ago
Location: College Station, TEXAS
Job Type: FullTime

Job Title

Postdoctoral Researcher

Agency

Texas A&M Engineering

Department

Biomedical Engineering

Proposed Minimum Salary

Commensurate

Job Location

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Job Type

Staff

Job Description

Why work for Texas A&M Engineering?

Who we are

Texas A&M Engineering is a large employer in the great and growing cities of Bryan/College Station, offering thousands of career opportunities in a wide variety of fields. We are deeply committed to recruiting and retaining a talented workforce that embraces our core values of respect, excellence, leadership, loyalty, integrity, and service. Texas A&M Engineering offers competitive salaries, full benefits, an extensive support network, and above all, an enriching and highly collaborative working community that is deeply passionate about our vision for higher education, research, and public service.

Job Description

Purpose:

The Alge Lab at Texas A&M University (TAMU) has openings for two Postdoctoral Researchers to work on the development of polymer technologies to stabilize biological samples against extreme environmental conditions. The individuals hired for these positions will work under the PI’s guidance to synthesize and characterize novel materials and test their efficacy. Due to the nature of the project, applicants should have strong skills in synthesis and characterization of polymeric materials. Experience with hydrogels, stimulus-responsive materials, and cells is also desirable.

Responsibilities:

  • Synthesize and functionalize hydrogel precursors
  • Characterize structure and properties of materials
  • Provide materials for biological testing and assist with testing as appropriate
  • Maintain records
  • Prepare reports and presentations
  • Prepare abstracts and present at meetings
  • Prepare manuscripts for submission to scientific journals
  • Mentor junior lab members
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

What we need:

  • Ph.D. in chemistry, chemical engineering, materials science and engineering, biomedical engineering, or a related field.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Organic chemistry and synthesis methods
  • Characterization of polymeric materials
  • Proficiency in data processing, analysis, and technical presentation
  • Excellent organizational and data management skills
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Synthesis and functionalization of polymers
  • Stimulus-responsive materials
  • Hydrogels
  • Cell culture (preferably microbial)
  • Intracellular delivery

Work Location:

  • Main Campus – College Station, TX.

About the Department of Biomedical Engineering

The Department of Biomedical Engineering at Texas A&M University is committed to solving the world’s greatest health problems through the exploration of new ideas, integrated research and education, and innovation. It is training the next generation of industry-ready biomedical engineers, working closely with clinical and industry partners to develop and translate new technologies into clinical application or commercial products, and achieving revolutionary advancements for the future of health care.

Texas A&M Engineering provides an outstanding benefits package including but not limited to:

  • Competitive health benefits.
  • Generous paid vacation, sick time, and holidays.
  • Vision, Dental, Life, and Long-Term Disability insurance options.
  • Teachers Retirement System of Texas (TRS), a defined benefit retirement plan with 8% employer contribution.
  • Additional Voluntary Retirement Programs: Tax Deferred Account 403(b) and a Deferred Compensation Program 457(b).
  • Flexible spending account options for medical and childcare expenses
  • Robust free training access through LinkedIn Learning plus professional development opportunities.
  • Tuition assistance https://engineering.tamu.edu/information/esac/staff-development/staff-development-opportunities.html
  • Wellness program release time offered to employees to promote work/life balance.

Helpful Applicant Information

Required Materials for Application:

  • Resume/CV
  • Three work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor/former supervisor.
  • Letter of interest

Compensation Philosophy:

  • Recruit and retain high-performing workforce through competitive compensation and career development including career pathing, coaching and skills development.
  • Offer total rewards, flexible benefits, professional development, performance recognition and work-life balance.
  • Ensure resources are readily available and utilized to attract and retain the highest quality researchers, faculty, and staff.

Employment Eligibility Verification

  • If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 form.  You will be required to present acceptable and original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States.  Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment.  Failure to do so will result in delay of start date.

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.



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