Postdoctoral Research Associate

Employer
Texas A&M University College of Pharmacy
Location
College Station, Texas
Salary
Commensurate with education and experience. Benefits will be offered in addition to salary.
Posted
August 30 2021
Ref
R-039410
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia

The Choudhury lab research interest focuses on the epigenetic biomarker and regulation (molecular biology-pharmacology) in metabolic diseases and pregnancy complications. The candidate will work with a vibrant and collaborative group of scientists in direct interaction/collaboration with other well-known scientists in USA and globally.

Lab Website: https://pharmacy.tamu.edu/labs/choudhury/

We are seeking several research positions in-funded research projects in epigenetics of molecular endocrinology. Both recent PhD graduates and more experienced researchers with a strong publication record, outstanding career potential, and a strong motivation to succeed are encouraged to apply to strengthen our multidisciplinary team. We have several ongoing projects stressing on microRNA, lncRNA, and many more epigenetic biomarkers and regulations in metabolic diseases. We are also looking for PhD students to join our lab.

A PhD in biological research related field is preferred. Strong background on diabetes, obesity, and pregnancy complications is needed. The ability to initiate, conduct, evaluate and report independent research studies is essential. Excellent critical thinking and problem-solving abilities, and excellent communication skills in both spoken and written English are also required. Mouse model experience is warranted. Also, leadership quality to lead and collaborate on several projects in a diverse team of researchers is essential.

If interested, please email Dr. Mahua Choudhury with CV and cover letter to: drmc@tamu.edu 

Required Education:

  • Appropriate PhD

Preferred Education:

  • PhD in Biological Research-related area

Preferred Experience:

  • Demonstrated ability through publications on metabolic diseases including diabetes or obesity or pregnancy complications. Epigenetic knowledge is also preferred.
  • Expertise in mouse studies (preferably KO mice), colony management
  • Lead multiple projects, writing, and supervised students
  • Experience working with diverse individuals and communities
  • Epigenetics, Bioinformatics, single cell and bulk sequencing, library preparation, knockout mouse model, colony management

Required Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others

Job Responsibilities:

Research

  • In vitro and in vivo mouse studies on metabolic diseases
  • Conduct literature searches and reviews and continue to update knowledge and develop skills
  • Maintain accurate and complete records of all findings and interpret their implications and lead projects with confidence and proper organization

Lab Oversight

  • Excellent communication and organization skill in a well-funded lab with several postdocs and students to keep the lab work smooth

Related Duties

  • Actively participate as a member of a research team and attend and contribute to relevant meetings 
  • Present research findings to colleagues and at conferences 
  • Write progress reports, organize data
  • Preparation of laboratory for experiments including preparation of solutions and cleaning work areas; this may require light to moderate lifting 

Other Duties

  • Performs other duties as assigned

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