Postdoctoral Research Associate


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Job Title

Postdoctoral Research Associate


Texas A&M University Health Science Center


Ibt - Cedp - Dashwood

Proposed Minimum Salary


Job Location

Houston, Texas

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Job Description

Our Commitment

Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment by promoting a culture that respects all perspectives, talents & identities.  Embracing varying opinions and perspectives strengthens our core values which are: Respect, Excellence, Leadership, Loyalty, Integrity, and Selfless Service.

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. The Institute of Biosciences and Technology (IBT) of Texas A&M Health Science Center is an internationally recognized leader in biomedical and health science research located in the Texas Medical Center in Houston, TX, with strengths in Infectious Disease, Epigenetics, Cancer/Stem Cell Biology, and Environmental Health. The Texas Medical Center (TMC), the world’s largest medical complex, is at the forefront of advancing life sciences. IBT is part of the Gulf Coast Consortium, which affords multiple opportunities for career development, access to state-of-art research cores, and collaboration with TMC institutions, such as University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Rice University, Baylor College of Medicine, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, and Methodist Research Institute.

What we want

The Health Science Center (HSC) is looking for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to serve as a member of the laboratory team in the Center for Epigenetics and Disease Prevention. We desire an individual who subscribes to and supports our commitment as stated above. The successful applicant will bring their research experience to the position. 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. 

What you need to know

Salary: Compensation will be commensurate to selected hire’s experience.

Position Details:  This is a security-sensitive position. The individual in this position is required to handle Protected Health Information (PHI) as defined by HIPAA regulations.  The individual is required to handle PHI in accordance with A&M System policy and is further required to complete HIPAA training as a condition of employment, within a reasonable timeframe after the individual's employment, and on as "as-needed" basis thereafter.

Cover Letter/Resume: A cover letter and resume will assist us in our review of your application materials. 

Required Education:

  • Appropriate doctoral degree

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 Education:

  • Ph.D. in Biomedical related area

  • Experience with cell biology, molecular biology, or related biomedical science

  • Experience with animal models, tissue culture and molecular biology

  • Demonstrated ability to perform next generation sequencing library preparation and data analysis

  • Experience in performing histology, molecular biology work, including flow cytometry analysis, DNA/RNA isolation, western blot, Chromatin IP, DNA/RNA IP, and immunofluorescent imaging

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated ability to do independent translational research in an area related to epigenetics


  • Flow cytometry analysis on cells - Involved in the hematopoietic and embryonic stem cell culture differentiation and phenotype analysis, design, perform and flow cytometry and histological analysis. 

  • Molecular work - Studies will be conducted using the standard techniques appropriate for biochemical, genetic, cellular, and animal model systems as they relate to important questions in developmental epigenetics and metabolism. Investigate utilizing a wide range of experimental procedures carried out at the in vivo , as well as the in vitro level, including co-IP, ChIP, PCR, Q-PCR, Western analysis, fluorescence microscopy, and tissue culture.

  • Rodent work - Conduct and monitor breeding of animals. Participate in breeding and genotyping of mice. Monitor and record mice morbidity. Collect organs for H&E, molecular, and immunohistochemical work. Administer drugs/compounds to study animals via intra-oral, intra-venous and intra-peritoneal routes.

  • Collaborations & presentations - 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. This will include library research into new approaches, the preparation of tables, graphs, photographs and figures, and assist in manuscripts and grant proposals, all with the highest ethical standards and levels of rigor and reproducibility.

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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