Research Associate

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

Job Title

Research Associate


Texas A&M Engineering


Biomedical Engineering

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Job Location

College Station, Texas

Job Type


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


The Research Associate will work with primary human cells and cell lines. The goal is to use spheroid and organoids to study gene-diet interactions related to omega-3 fatty acids. Liver organoids will be fabricated and the role of Kupffer cells (i.e., resident macrophages) in different hepatic disease and injured conditions will be evaluated.


  • Perform research work with primary human cells and cell lines.
  • Use spheroid and organoids to study gene-diet interactions related to omega-3 fatty acids.
  • Fabricate liver organoids and evaluate the role of Kupffer cells in different hepatic disease and injured conditions.
  • Prepare manuscripts and present research at scientific meetings.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

What we need:

  • Bachelor’s degree in applicable field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Two years of related experience.

What is helpful:

  • Experience with cell culture, tissue engineering, and molecular biology is highly recommended. 

Work Location:

  • Main Campus – College Station, TX.

About 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
  • 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 through competitive and equitable pay, 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.  Exemplify equal pay for equal work, with allowable pay differences based on factors not prohibited by law.

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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