Research Assistant

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Bryan, TEXAS
Job Type: FullTime

Job Title

Research Assistant

Agency

Texas A&M University Health Science Center

Department

Neuroscience & Experimental Therapeutics

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

The Department of Neuroscience and Experimental Therapeutics (NEXT) is looking for a Research Assistant to serve as a member of the Sohrabj iLab. We desire an individual who subscribes to and supports our commitment as stated above. The successful applicant will bring an expert level of research experience to the position and understand the demands of supporting research 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.

Job Description Summary: This is to announce a job opening for the position of Research Assistant in the Texas A&M University Department of Neuroscience and Experimental Therapeutics, available beginning January 2021. This position is being created to assist our ongoing research projects. The successful candidate will join a research lab focused on understanding the pathophysiology of stroke using whole animal and tissue culture approaches. Major techniques of the laboratory include in vivo studies, rodent surgeries and behavioral analysis, primary cell isolation and culture, histology, bioinformatics. The ideal candidate is a recent graduate, with a major in a Biology/Zoology/Neuroscience minor. Candidates with experience in animal handling (rats) for behavioral assays and recovery surgery are preferred. The selected candidate should have either completed the animal handling workshop or be prepared to take this workshop.

Required Education:

  • Appropriate Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience

Required Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Excellent organizational, written, and oral communication skills.
  • Highly motivated, detail-oriented, and have excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.
  • Experience working with diverse individuals and communities.

Preferred Education:

  • Bachelor’s with major or minor in Neuroscience, Psychology, Biology, or related field

Preferred Experience:

  • Small animal handling and bench research skills

Job Responsibilities

  • Assisting with behavioral studies and surgeries using rats.
  • Literature searches, data analyses
  • Ordering lab supplies, maintenance of lab equipment and certifications, assist with compliance reviews
  • 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

Neuroscience & Experimental Therapeutics

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

The Department of Neuroscience and Experimental Therapeutics (NEXT) is looking for a Research Assistant to serve as a member of the Sohrabj iLab. We desire an individual who subscribes to and supports our commitment as stated above. The successful applicant will bring an expert level of research experience to the position and understand the demands of supporting research 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.

Job Description Summary: This is to announce a job opening for the position of Research Assistant in the Texas A&M University Department of Neuroscience and Experimental Therapeutics, available beginning January 2021. This position is being created to assist our ongoing research projects. The successful candidate will join a research lab focused on understanding the pathophysiology of stroke using whole animal and tissue culture approaches. Major techniques of the laboratory include in vivo studies, rodent surgeries and behavioral analysis, primary cell isolation and culture, histology, bioinformatics. The ideal candidate is a recent graduate, with a major in a Biology/Zoology/Neuroscience minor. Candidates with experience in animal handling (rats) for behavioral assays and recovery surgery are preferred. The selected candidate should have either completed the animal handling workshop or be prepared to take this workshop.

Required Education:

  • Appropriate Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience

Required Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Excellent organizational, written, and oral communication skills.
  • Highly motivated, detail-oriented, and have excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.
  • Experience working with diverse individuals and communities.

Preferred Education:

  • Bachelor’s with major or minor in Neuroscience, Psychology, Biology, or related field

Preferred Experience:

  • Small animal handling and bench research skills

Job Responsibilities

  • Assisting with behavioral studies and surgeries using rats.
  • Literature searches, data analyses
  • Ordering lab supplies, maintenance of lab equipment and certifications, assist with compliance reviews
  • 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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