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Postdoctoral Research Associate
TAMHSC in Houston, Texas
 
 
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Date Posted 03/20/2021
Category
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

Job Title

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Agency

Texas A&M University Health Science Center

Department

Ibt - Cedp - Dashwood

Proposed Minimum Salary

Commensurate

Job Location

Houston, 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 laboratory team in the Center for Epigenetics and Disease Prevention.  We desire an individual who subscribes to and supports our commitment as stated above. The successful applicant will bring their experience to the position and understand the demands of supporting the department 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.
 

Required Education:

  • Appropriate PhD

Required Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Experience with performing flow cytometry analysis in blood and immune cells.

  • Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.

  • Ability to perform all tasks and job responsibilities safety without injury to self and others, in compliance with Texas A&M System and TAMHSC guidelines.

  • Literate in the English language, and be able to comprehend and follow effectively both written and verbal instructions.

  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills in English.


Preferred Education, Experience, and Abilities:

  • Ph.D. in Biomedical related area.

  • Experience with cell biology, molecular biology, or related biomedical science.

  • Experience with hematology and immunology, animal models, tissue culture and molecular biology.

  • Experience in performing molecular biology work, including DNA/RNA isolation, western blot, Chromatin IP, DNA/RNA IP, immunofluorescent imaging and next-generation sequencing.

  • Demonstrated ability to conduct independent translational research in an area related to epigenetics and perform flow cytometry analysis.

  • Experience working with diverse individuals and communities.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform research studies involved in hematopoietic cell and immune cell isolation, design, perform and analyze the flow cytometry analysis in blood and immune cells. 

  • Studies will be conducted using the standard techniques appropriate for biochemical, genetic, cellular, and animal model systems as they relate to important questions in cancer epigenetics. Investigate utilizing a wide range of experimental procedures carried out at the in vivo , as well as the in vitro level, including co-IP, ChIP, PCR, Q-PCR, Western analysis, fluorescence microscopy, and tissue culture.

  • Conduct and monitor breeding of animals. Participate in breeding and genotyping of mice. Monitor and record animal mice morbidity. Collect organs for H&E, molecular, and immunohistochemical work. Administer drugs/compounds to study animals using pre-approved IACUC protocols involving intra-oral, intra-venous and intra-peritoneal routes.

  • Participate in weekly lab meetings within the center and with other internal and external departments. Participate in joint projects involving faculty, postdoctoral fellows, students and technicians. Provide assistance to graduate students and junior lab personnel. Assist with research grant proposals and provide publishable reports for conference and journal presentations. This will include library research into new approaches, the preparation of tables, graphs, photographs and figures, and assist in manuscripts and grant proposals, all with the highest ethical standards and levels of rigor and reproducibility.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

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 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 committed to diversity.



Job Title

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Agency

Texas A&M University Health Science Center

Department

Ibt - Cedp - Dashwood

Proposed Minimum Salary

Commensurate

Job Location

Houston, 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 laboratory team in the Center for Epigenetics and Disease Prevention.  We desire an individual who subscribes to and supports our commitment as stated above. The successful applicant will bring their experience to the position and understand the demands of supporting the department 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.
 

Required Education:

  • Appropriate PhD

Required Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Experience with performing flow cytometry analysis in blood and immune cells.

  • Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.

  • Ability to perform all tasks and job responsibilities safety without injury to self and others, in compliance with Texas A&M System and TAMHSC guidelines.

  • Literate in the English language, and be able to comprehend and follow effectively both written and verbal instructions.

  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills in English.


Preferred Education, Experience, and Abilities:

  • Ph.D. in Biomedical related area.

  • Experience with cell biology, molecular biology, or related biomedical science.

  • Experience with hematology and immunology, animal models, tissue culture and molecular biology.

  • Experience in performing molecular biology work, including DNA/RNA isolation, western blot, Chromatin IP, DNA/RNA IP, immunofluorescent imaging and next-generation sequencing.

  • Demonstrated ability to conduct independent translational research in an area related to epigenetics and perform flow cytometry analysis.

  • Experience working with diverse individuals and communities.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform research studies involved in hematopoietic cell and immune cell isolation, design, perform and analyze the flow cytometry analysis in blood and immune cells. 

  • Studies will be conducted using the standard techniques appropriate for biochemical, genetic, cellular, and animal model systems as they relate to important questions in cancer epigenetics. Investigate utilizing a wide range of experimental procedures carried out at the in vivo , as well as the in vitro level, including co-IP, ChIP, PCR, Q-PCR, Western analysis, fluorescence microscopy, and tissue culture.

  • Conduct and monitor breeding of animals. Participate in breeding and genotyping of mice. Monitor and record animal mice morbidity. Collect organs for H&E, molecular, and immunohistochemical work. Administer drugs/compounds to study animals using pre-approved IACUC protocols involving intra-oral, intra-venous and intra-peritoneal routes.

  • Participate in weekly lab meetings within the center and with other internal and external departments. Participate in joint projects involving faculty, postdoctoral fellows, students and technicians. Provide assistance to graduate students and junior lab personnel. Assist with research grant proposals and provide publishable reports for conference and journal presentations. This will include library research into new approaches, the preparation of tables, graphs, photographs and figures, and assist in manuscripts and grant proposals, all with the highest ethical standards and levels of rigor and reproducibility.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

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 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 committed to diversity.


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