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Texas A&M University Postdoctoral Research Associate in Bryan, Texas

Job Title

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Agency

Texas A&M University Health Science Center

Department

Microbial Pathogenesis And Immunology

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 research laboratory team. We desire an individual who subscribes to and supports our commitment as stated above. The successful applicant will bring an advanced level of molecular biology 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.

Required Education:

  • Appropriate PhD degree.

Required Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Advanced ability in molecular biology techniques.

  • Proficient in techniques relating to protein expression, purification and characterization.

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

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience in molecular biology and protein engineering techniques.

  • Track-record of productive biochemical lab experience including cloning, protein expression (bacterial and/or mammalian), protein purification, and/or biophysical characterization.

  • Experience with ribosome- and/or mRNA display technologies.

  • Good oral and written communication skills.

  • Experience working with diverse individuals and communities.

Preferred Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Possess a good understanding of all protein engineering techniques.

  • Passionate about therapeutic protein engineering.

  • Enjoy taking calculated risks and operating with urgency.

Responsibilities

  • Design and conduct the majority of the bench work associated with this project. Responsible for performing experiments.

  • Assist with research by integrating tools from protein engineering, e.g. phage display, yeast display, high-throughput screening and structure-based protein design, with those applied in virology, bacteriology and immunology for the engineering of medicinal proteins.

  • Responsible for performing primary data analysis and initial preparation of manuscripts and presentations.

  • Compose and edit manuscripts related to ongoing projects as a lead author and completing project progress reports to ensure continuation of project funding. Will assist the PI in gathering relevant material for writing research grant and participate in grant writing.

  • Assist and train other members in the lab to successfully execute their research projects.

  • 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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Howdy and thank you for your interest in a career with Texas A&M University. As the flagship campus of The Texas A&M University System, we are located in College Station, Texas with a student population of more than 64,000 and nearly 9,000 faculty and staff.The Spirit of Aggieland is unmistakable. We are a unique American institution, fostering a culture of friendliness, diversity, compassion and respect for one another. Our unique history and rich traditions make Texas A&M special.From our benefits package and professional development opportunities to our retirement programs, Texas A&M is a great place to work. Your path to a great career starts here!Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

If you need assistance in applying for this job, please contact (979) 845-5154.

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