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Postdoctoral Research Associate

Texas A&M University

Job Description

Job Title

Postdoctoral Research Associate


Texas A&M University Health Science Center


Biomedical Sciences

Proposed Minimum Salary

$23.07 hourly

Job Location

Dallas, Texas

Job Type

Temporary/Casual Staff (Fixed Term)

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.

A part of the Texas A&M University Health Science Center, Texas A&M School of Dentistry in Dallas was founded in 1905 and is a nationally recognized center for oral health sciences education, research, specialized patient care and continuing dental education.

What we want

The School of Dentistry is looking for an individual to serve as a member of the department team. We desire an individual who subscribes to and supports our commitment as stated above. The successful applicant will bring a good level of laboratory experience to the position and understand the demands of supporting researchers in a detail oriented 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:

  • Knowledge of experimental procedures, in situ hybridization, immunohistochemistry, chemistry and histology.
  • Ability to write, present and report research findings in English.
  • Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.

Preferred Education:

  • PhD & DDS

Preferred Experience:

  • Dental related experience
  • Extensive histological work at both light and electronic microscopy
  • Experience in using molecular and cellular approaches to conduct basic biomedical research.
  • Experience in using transgenic mice to study the molecular mechanisms underlying tooth development.

Preferred Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Experience working with diverse individuals and communities

Job Responsibilities

General laboratory duties:

  • make solutions, clean glassware, autoclave, order supplies,

  • maintain laboratory notebook; conduct data mining;

  • create, organize and carry out all aspects of an experiment.


  • micro-dissection of tooth and bone tissues,

  • fluorescence;/confocal/electron microscopy,

  • image analysis/photography,

  • histological preparation of tissues; radiographs of bone and teeth.

Write reports, presentations & manuscripts

  • Write research reports, presentations and manuscripts to disseminate research findings in national and international meetings and professional journals.


  • Train graduate students and summer research students.

Other Duties

  • 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.

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 to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment unless an approved medical or religious accommodation is in place.

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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