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Postdoctoral Research Associate

Texas A&M University

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Postdoctoral Research Associate


Texas A&M University



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College Station, Texas

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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 Department of Biology at Texas A&M University is responsible for research and teaching within the vast disciplines of the biological sciences, from molecular cell biology to ecology and evolutionary biology. Our faculty perform cutting-edge research in a wide array of biological sciences in the laboratory and in the field. Our graduate research programs prepare scientists for careers in academia, industry and government and enhance our understanding of the central role of biological systems in the global environment. Our undergraduate students gain a firm foundation in modern biological sciences to prepare them for a multitude of careers that depend on a solid understanding of biology. To learn more, please visit us at https://www.bio.tamu.edu/ .

What we want

The PostDoc Research Associate is responsible for conducting research projects and pursuing research collaborations in the following directions: Analyzing genetic pathways underlying chronic social isolation-induced sleep loss and determining how circadian, seasonal, disease and age factors influence these pathways. Identifying neural substrates and circuits underlying social isolation-induced sleep loss. These neural substrates and circuits will reveal (a) principles of sleep and wakefulness control; (b) molecular and circuit mechanisms underlying the passage of time during chronic social isolation. Exploring chronic social isolation-induced metabolic changes and its associated health outcomes. Developing a genetically tractable animal model to study the reciprocal relationship between chronic stress and the progression of tumor. The selected candidate will subscribe to and support our commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability as stated above. If the description sounds interesting to you, we invite you to apply to be considered for this opportunity.

What you need to know

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

Special Note: A cover letter and resume are strongly recommended. You may upload them on the application under the CV/Resume section.

Required Education:

  • Appropriate PhD

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others

  • Strong interest in sleep and circadian biology research and a strong interest in developing research skills using multidisciplinary approaches

Other Requirements or Factors:

  • Our research will train broad skills in molecular biology, Drosophila genetics, genomics and bioinformatics, metabolic analyses, instrumentation, high throughput behavioral analyses, immunohistochemical techniques, and in vivo functional imaging using two-photon microscopy

Preferred Education:

  • Ph.D. (and/or M.D. ) in biology, biochemistry, neurobiology, genetics, molecular biology, biophysics, biomedical engineering or other life science related field

Preferred Experience:

  • Research experience


  • Research Experiments - Executing research experiments and analyzing results.

  • Documentation - Maintaining an accurate laboratory notebook, writing manuscripts, presenting findings, and contributing to grant proposals.

  • Training - Training new personnel on lab procedures.

  • Lab Duties - General laboratory duties such as purchasing supplies, model organism maintenance, research equipment maintenance, maintaining a safe working environment. 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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