Job TitleResearch Associate - Part Time - Kodali Lab
AgencyTexas A&M University Health Science Center
DepartmentMolecular And Cellular Medicine
Proposed Minimum Salary
Proposed Minimum SalaryCommensurate
Job LocationBryan, Texas
Job TypeTemporary/Casual Staff (Fixed Term)
Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment by promoting a culture that respects all perspectives, talents & identities. Embracing varying opinions and perspectives strengthens our core values which are: Respect, Excellence, Leadership, Loyalty, Integrity, and Selfless Service.
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 Health Science Center (HSC) is looking for an part-time Research Associate to serve as a member of the Cell Biology & Genetics - Kodali Lab team. The Part Time Research Associate, under general supervision, is responsible for performing research activities requiring significant level of knowledge in medical sciences, including biochemistry and cell biology in the Kodali Lab. The Research Associate will perform, J imaging of immunohistochemically stained brain tissue sections for quantifying astrocytes and microglia,; biochemical assays for measuring various proteins,; microglia and astrocyte tracings using Neurolucida; cell counts using StereoInvestigator; Confocal imaging of immunofluorescent labeled brain tissue sections for quantifying various neural cell markers; data analysis, interpretation and manuscript writing and maintain laboratory equipment. The successful applicant will bring an expert level of medical science 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.
What you need to know
Schedule: This is a part-time position.
In accordance with the federal contractor vaccination mandate , specific facilities at The Texas A&M System may be considered a covered contractor workplace with covered contractor employees. Therefore, successful applicants for this position may be subject to the federal mandate and will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment unless an approved medical or religious accommodation is in place.
Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field such as biology or medical sciences
Two years of related professional experience in areas such as imaging of brain tissue sections, including confocal microscopy, and in writing research articles
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Confocal Microscopy of immunofluorescent-labeled brain tissue sections
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 and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in Medical Sciences
Writing reports and manuscripts for publication
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Expertise in the following skills is preferred:
Data analysis and interpretation
Literature search using PubMed
Manuscript writing for publication
Cell culture techniques
Research Activities - Designs, plans and conducts research activities. Performs J Imaging of brain tissue sections stained for various neural markers. Conducts Confocal imaging and Z-section analysis of brain tissue sections stained for various neural markers. Performs tracing of neural cells using Neurolucida software. Counts neural cells using StereoInvestigator software. Conducts data analysis and interpretation; prepares and writes manuscripts. Maintains, operates research equipment; orders supplies and materials for research. 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.
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