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Postdoctoral Research Associate

Texas A&M University

Job Description

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
Our Commitment
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
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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 team member in the Center for Epigenetics and Disease Prevention. We desire an individual who subscribes to and supports our commitment as stated above. The Postdoctoral Research Associate will be involved in analyzing high-throughput data in complex diseases, such as cancer and cardiovascular diseases. The scientist will perform analysis as outlined and will be responsible for driving the funded work. The successful applicant will bring their 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. The selected candidate will subscribe to and support our commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability as stated above. If you enjoy patient care and maintain a sanitary and functionally well-organized service within the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, we invite you to apply to be considered for this opportunity.
What you need to know
Salary: Compensation will be commensurate to selected hire’s experience.
Cover Letter/Resume’: A cover letter and resume’ are strongly recommended. You may upload these on the application under CV/Resume.
COVID-19 information: Texas A&M University monitors local, state and federally mandated health guidelines to keep students, employees, prospective employees, and visitors as safe as possible. For the latest information regarding Texas A&M’s COVID-19 response, please visit the
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Required Education:
  • Appropriate PhD

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • 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
  • Must be 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 and Experience:
  • PhD in Genetics, Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Computer Science, or related field
  • Experience in analyzing high-throughput omic data in complex diseases with strong skills in at least one programming language (Perl, Python, Java, C/C++, or R)
  • Knowledgeable in Genetics, Cancer Biology, immunology/immunotherapy with strong interests to develop computational skills
  • Experience working with diverse individuals and communities
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Demonstrated ability to do independent translational research in an area related to computational biology
  • Possess high motivation for research
Responsibilities:
  • Conduct studies utilizing high-throughput technologies to analyze data in complex diseases, such as cancer and cardiovascular diseases.
  • Prepare data and perform computational analysis to obtain original research results. Analyze high-throughput data and multi-omics data, such as RNA-seq, DNA-seq, ChiP-seq, and drug response data, etc.
  • 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. Conduct library research into new approaches, prepare tables, graphs, photographs and figures, and assist in manuscripts and grant proposals, 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 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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