Research Associate

Employer
Texas A&M
Location
College Station, Texas
Salary
Commensurate
Posted
September 08 2020
Ref
R-031865
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia

Job Title

Research Associate

Agency

Texas A&M Agrilife Research

Department

Vet Phys & Pharm

Proposed Minimum Salary

Commensurate

Job Location

College Station, Texas

Job Type

Staff

Job Description

Perform independent or supervisory roles in research activities requiring an advanced level of knowledge in a field of science or learning, are predominantly intellectual and varied in character, and require consistent use of discretion and judgment. Prepare proposals for funding agencies, operation of research equipment, supervision of graduate students and other lab/field personnel in research.


Responsibilities:

50% - Perform microvascular surgery, physiologic studies (pulmonary, cardiovascular, neurobiological, and integrative physiologic) in rodents, conduct in vitro and in vivo functional studies

20% - Perform molecular biology studies including RT-PCR, immunoblotting, immunohistochemistry, imaging studies.

14% - Data analyses, manuscript development, and grant writing.

14% - Bank, catalog samples and maintain databases, maintain project inventory, work relatively independently on carrying out research, train research students as needed, coordinate and cooperatively work with other lab staff, assist in all lab studies

2% - Other job related duties as required


Education and Experience:

Required Education: Bachelor's degree in relevant field

Preferred Education: MS with experience in area

Required Experience: Two years of related professional experience.

Preferred Experience: Experience with in vivo functional studies, surgical skills, molecular biology, and manuscript writing. Also, minimum of 2 years of experience working with rodents.

Required Licenses and Certifications:

None

Required Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Familiarity with appropriate laboratory and/or technical equipment
Ability to effectively utilize a computer and applicable software to create databases, perform statistical analyses, present data and perform other computer related tasks. Ability to multi task and work cooperatively with others.

Communication skillset, ability to organize and plan studies

Knowledge with design of experiments

The knowledge of Western blotting, Histology, RT-PCR and the Molecular biology skillset

 

Preferred Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Surgical skillset with rodent model

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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