Research Assistant

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: College Station, TEXAS
Job Type: FullTime

Job Title

Research Assistant

Agency

Texas A&M University

Department

Vet Med Pathobiology

Proposed Minimum Salary

Commensurate

Job Location

College Station, Texas

Job Type

Staff

Job Description

Our Commitment

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

The Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM) is an institution that represents 100 years of growth from a small school of veterinary medicine in 1916 to its present role as a major veterinary educational, medical, and research center. Today, we are one of the largest colleges of veterinary medicine in the United States, training nearly 600 Doctor of Veterinary Medicine students each year. We support collaboration and teamwork that turns today's discoveries into proactive solutions for animals, humans, and the environment. Together, we strive to support the goals of the faculty, staff and students in teaching, research and outreach programs.  To learn more, please visit our website https://vetmed.tamu.edu/ .

What we want

We are looking for a Research Assistant, to join the dynamic, innovative Veterinary Medicine Pathobiology department! This position is crucial to providing skilled, administrative support in our research. In addition, this person will plan and direct certain phases in our research project/s. The selected candidate will subscribe to and support our commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA) as stated above. If you have great communication, and interpersonal skills, demonstrate an organized approach to work, and enjoy working independently as well as cooperatively with others, then this position is for you. We invite you to apply to be considered for this opportunity.

What you need to know

Please note: Compensation will be commensurate to selected hire’s experience.

COVID-19 information:   Texas A&M University monitors and updates our recruiting, hiring and onboarding processes to align with local, state and federally mandated health guidelines to keep employees, prospective employees, and visitors as safe as possible.  Each department has established both remote and in-person procedures for conducting these processes, which include sanitizing common spaces, a mask policy, and maintaining safe physical distancing to the extent possible.  Departments will provide the procedures to be followed at each step of the recruiting process.

Required Education:

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

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others

Other Requirements or Other Factors

  • On the job training provided

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant science field with focus on histology research

  • 1-year experience in a histology laboratory to include working with microtomes, tissue processors, and special stains 

    Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    • Have a working knowledge of histology related equipment and procedures

    • Must be organized, be able to pay attention to detail, and understand written and verbal instructions

    • Require the ability work well in a team setting, and take instructions from supervisors

    • Must be able to communicate effectively with coworkers, faculty, staff, and students

    • Above average fine motor skills

    • Self-motivated/self-starter worker

    Preferred Licenses and Certifications:

    • HT or HTL certification

    Responsibilities:

    Histology Laboratory Procedures

    • Receive tissue submissions entering the histology laboratory

    • Routine and advanced histology preparation of fixed, paraffin embedded or frozen animal tissues for microscopic evaluation, which includes processing, embedding, cutting, H&E or special staining, and cover-slipping microscope slides primarily for research studies.

    • Order and receive supplies, prepare solutions and stains, wash glassware, and perform general lab cleaning

    • Prepare and collect chemical solutions used in various pieces of equipment as well as collect and process chemical solutions for waste pick up or recycling

    • Provide training as needed and working closely with faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students to implement histological procedures to accomplish research objectives

    Equipment Maintenance

    • Clean and maintain equipment such as microtomes, embedding units, tissue processors, cryostats, and solvent recycler

    • Perform other duties as assigned

    Instructions to Applicants: Applications received by Texas A&M University and TAMHSC, 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

    Department

    Vet Med Pathobiology

    Proposed Minimum Salary

    Commensurate

    Job Location

    College Station, Texas

    Job Type

    Staff

    Job Description

    Our Commitment

    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

    The Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM) is an institution that represents 100 years of growth from a small school of veterinary medicine in 1916 to its present role as a major veterinary educational, medical, and research center. Today, we are one of the largest colleges of veterinary medicine in the United States, training nearly 600 Doctor of Veterinary Medicine students each year. We support collaboration and teamwork that turns today's discoveries into proactive solutions for animals, humans, and the environment. Together, we strive to support the goals of the faculty, staff and students in teaching, research and outreach programs.  To learn more, please visit our website https://vetmed.tamu.edu/ .

    What we want

    We are looking for a Research Assistant, to join the dynamic, innovative Veterinary Medicine Pathobiology department! This position is crucial to providing skilled, administrative support in our research. In addition, this person will plan and direct certain phases in our research project/s. The selected candidate will subscribe to and support our commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA) as stated above. If you have great communication, and interpersonal skills, demonstrate an organized approach to work, and enjoy working independently as well as cooperatively with others, then this position is for you. We invite you to apply to be considered for this opportunity.

    What you need to know

    Please note: Compensation will be commensurate to selected hire’s experience.

    COVID-19 information:   Texas A&M University monitors and updates our recruiting, hiring and onboarding processes to align with local, state and federally mandated health guidelines to keep employees, prospective employees, and visitors as safe as possible.  Each department has established both remote and in-person procedures for conducting these processes, which include sanitizing common spaces, a mask policy, and maintaining safe physical distancing to the extent possible.  Departments will provide the procedures to be followed at each step of the recruiting process.

    Required Education:

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

    Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    • Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others

    Other Requirements or Other Factors

    • On the job training provided

    Preferred Education and Experience:

    • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant science field with focus on histology research

    • 1-year experience in a histology laboratory to include working with microtomes, tissue processors, and special stains 

      Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

      • Have a working knowledge of histology related equipment and procedures

      • Must be organized, be able to pay attention to detail, and understand written and verbal instructions

      • Require the ability work well in a team setting, and take instructions from supervisors

      • Must be able to communicate effectively with coworkers, faculty, staff, and students

      • Above average fine motor skills

      • Self-motivated/self-starter worker

      Preferred Licenses and Certifications:

      • HT or HTL certification

      Responsibilities:

      Histology Laboratory Procedures

      • Receive tissue submissions entering the histology laboratory

      • Routine and advanced histology preparation of fixed, paraffin embedded or frozen animal tissues for microscopic evaluation, which includes processing, embedding, cutting, H&E or special staining, and cover-slipping microscope slides primarily for research studies.

      • Order and receive supplies, prepare solutions and stains, wash glassware, and perform general lab cleaning

      • Prepare and collect chemical solutions used in various pieces of equipment as well as collect and process chemical solutions for waste pick up or recycling

      • Provide training as needed and working closely with faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students to implement histological procedures to accomplish research objectives

      Equipment Maintenance

      • Clean and maintain equipment such as microtomes, embedding units, tissue processors, cryostats, and solvent recycler

      • Perform other duties as assigned

      Instructions to Applicants: Applications received by Texas A&M University and TAMHSC, 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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