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Postdoctoral Research Associate
Job TitlePostdoctoral Research Associate
AgencyTexas A&M University Health Science Center
DepartmentNeuroscience & Experimental Therapeutics
Proposed Minimum Salary
Proposed Minimum SalaryCommensurate
Job LocationBryan, Texas
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 Health Science Center (HSC) is looking for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to serve as a member of the Neuroscience & Experimental Therapeutics team in the Srinivasan lab. 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 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.
Job Description Summary
The postdoctoral researcher is responsible for conducting lab experiments, analyzing and communicating data in the form of primary research articles, aiding in grant writing, supervising undergraduate students and performing routine lab duties as required.
Appropriate doctoral degree.
PhD in Neuroscience or related discipline
Four (4) years of experience in performing bench research
Experience with astrocytic mitochondrial physiology and mouse behavior
Required Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Skills in stereotaxic mouse surgery, confocal microscopy, live imaging of brain slices for mitochondrial calcium and dynamics, mouse behavior, manuscript preparation and ability to communicate research results clearly.
Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.
Preferred Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of Parkinson’s disease, mouse neuroanatomy, neuronal function and astrocyte biology
Live imaging of Ca2+ signals in mouse brain slices with confocal microscopy
Mouse behavior experiments related to Parkinson’s-related motor and non-motor behaviors
Mouse brain sectioning, immunostaining and imaging using confocal microscopy and slide scanner imaging
Stereotaxic injections of adeno-associated viral vectors into the mouse brain
Sort and quantify data obtained using live slice imaging of Ca2+ signals
Apply complex statistical analysis methods to data acquired from electrophysiology, Ca2+ imaging and mouse behavioral experiments
Interpret differences in data, and design follow-up experiments
Communication of scientific results at lab meetings and scientific conferences
Manuscript and grant proposal writing
Writing the first draft and editing primary research articles for publication
Aiding in writing research grant proposals to the NIH and NSF
Performs other duties as assigned.
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