Research Assistant

Updated: 20 days ago
Location: College Station, TEXAS
Job Type: FullTime

Job Title

Research Assistant

Agency

Texas A&M University Health Science Center

Department

Medical Physiology

Proposed Minimum Salary

$11.50 hourly

Job Location

College Station, 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 Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience

Required Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others

Preferred Education:

  • Bachelor’s or Master's degree in biochemistry, molecular biology, or related field

Preferred Experience:

  • Basic laboratory experience
  • Experience in molecular biology research
  • Mouse handling and performing necropsies
  • Experience working with diverse individuals and communities

Job Responsibilities

  • Independently perform experiments for assigned research projects that includes: assist in molecular biology experiments, real time PCR, Western blotting, immunohistochemistry and fluorescent imaging
  • Conduct and monitor breeding of animals, tissue harvest and basic surgical techniques, accurately record animal logs pertaining to breeding of rodents and during xenograft studies
  • Research design by surveying literature
  • Obtain data through laboratory and scientific techniques
  • Coordinate with research support staff on technical procedures
  • Interpret and analyze data using scientific or statistical techniques
  • Assist with the preparation of research literature during manuscript and grant submissions
  • Present data at domestic and international scientific meetings
  • Coordinate day-to-day laboratory maintenance and maintain laboratory safety manuals
  • Order laboratory supplies and maintain lab inventory
  • Prepare laboratory reagents and solutions, and maintain laboratory equipment
  • General lab cleaning to include benches and glassware
  • 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

Research Assistant

Agency

Texas A&M University Health Science Center

Department

Medical Physiology

Proposed Minimum Salary

$11.50 hourly

Job Location

College Station, 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 Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience

Required Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others

Preferred Education:

  • Bachelor’s or Master's degree in biochemistry, molecular biology, or related field

Preferred Experience:

  • Basic laboratory experience
  • Experience in molecular biology research
  • Mouse handling and performing necropsies
  • Experience working with diverse individuals and communities

Job Responsibilities

  • Independently perform experiments for assigned research projects that includes: assist in molecular biology experiments, real time PCR, Western blotting, immunohistochemistry and fluorescent imaging
  • Conduct and monitor breeding of animals, tissue harvest and basic surgical techniques, accurately record animal logs pertaining to breeding of rodents and during xenograft studies
  • Research design by surveying literature
  • Obtain data through laboratory and scientific techniques
  • Coordinate with research support staff on technical procedures
  • Interpret and analyze data using scientific or statistical techniques
  • Assist with the preparation of research literature during manuscript and grant submissions
  • Present data at domestic and international scientific meetings
  • Coordinate day-to-day laboratory maintenance and maintain laboratory safety manuals
  • Order laboratory supplies and maintain lab inventory
  • Prepare laboratory reagents and solutions, and maintain laboratory equipment
  • General lab cleaning to include benches and glassware
  • 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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