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Postdoctoral Research Associate - Srinivasan Lab-2

Texas A&M University

Job Description


Job Title

Postdoctoral Research Associate - Srinivasan Lab-2

Agency

Texas A&M University Health Science Center

Department

Neuroscience & Experimental Therapeutics

Proposed Minimum Salary

Commensurate

Job Location

Bryan, Texas

Job Type

Staff

Job Description

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 and Experimental Therapeutics team. The Postdoctoral Research Associate, under general supervision, 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. 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. We desire an individual who subscribes to and supports our commitment as stated above. If this is you, we invite you to apply to become a member of our team.

What you need to know

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:

  • Appropriate doctoral degree

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • PhD in Neuroscience or related discipline

  • 4 years of experience in performing bench research

  • Experience with astrocytes and mouse behavior

  • Experience with confocal microscopy

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of Parkinsonís disease, mouse neuroanatomy, neuronal function and astrocyte biology

  • Skills in stereotaxic mouse surgery, confocal microscopy, live imaging of brain slices, mouse behavior, manuscript preparation and ability to communicate research results clearly

Responsibilities:

Experimental research

  • Live imaging of mouse brain slices with confocal microscopy

  • Mouse behavior experiments related to Parkinsonís-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

Data analysis

  • Sort and quantify data obtained using live slice imaging

  • Apply complex statistical analysis methods to data acquired from electrophysiology, 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

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 institutionís verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institutionís procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

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