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Postdoctoral Research Associate-Strader Lab

Texas A&M University

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Postdoctoral Research Associate-Strader Lab


Texas A&M University



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College Station, Texas

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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

The Department of Biology at Texas A&M University is responsible for research and teaching within the vast disciplines of the biological sciences, from molecular cell biology to ecology and evolutionary biology. Our faculty performs cutting-edge research in a wide array of biological sciences in the laboratory and in the field. Our graduate research programs prepare scientists for careers in academia, industry and government and enhance our understanding of the central role of biological systems in the global environment. Our undergraduate students gain a firm foundation in modern biological sciences to prepare them for a multitude of careers that depend on a solid understanding of biology. To learn more, please visit us at https://www.bio.tamu.edu/ .

What We Want

The Postdoctoral Research Associate will be responsible for leading research projects examining molecular mechanisms underlying range expansion of a symbiotic jellyfish. The preferred candidate will have a background in evolutionary ecology, genetics, or related subfields. Expectations of this PostDoc include data collection and analysis, project management, production of high quality publications, mentorship of graduate and undergraduate students, and participation in outreach, including curriculum development for a summer field course. The selected candidate will subscribe to and support our commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability as stated above. If the description sounds exciting to you, we invite you to apply to be considered for this opportunity.

What You Need to Know

Salary: Salary will be commensurate based on the selected candidate's experience.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Appropriate doctoral degree

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Dedication to outreach and science communication

  • Interest in understanding epigenetics mechanisms regulating gene expression in non-model invertebrates

  • Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • PhD in biology, ecology, evolution, genetics, genome science, data science, or another relevant field

  • Experience with analyzing and interpreting high efficiency sequencing data in non-model systems with a preference for knowledge of marine invertebrate genomics

  • Background in biostatistics, data analysis, and data management, particularly genomic and ecological data

  • Experience mentoring and leading diverse groups of students of various levels


  • Research Experiments - Performing research experiments and analyzing results

  • Documentation/Publishing - Maintaining an accurate laboratory notebook, writing manuscripts, presenting findings, and contributing to grant proposals

  • Training - Training and mentorship of graduate and undergraduate students

  • Lab Maintenance - General lab duties associated with research projects and 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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