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Postdoctoral Research Associate

Texas A&M University

Job Description

Job Title

Postdoctoral Research Associate


Texas A&M University Health Science Center


Biomedical Sciences

Proposed Minimum Salary


Job Location

Dallas, Texas

Job Type


Job Description

What we believe

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

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.

A part of the Texas A&M University Health Science Center, Texas A&M School  of Dentistry in Dallas was founded in 1905 and is a nationally recognized center for oral health sciences education, research, specialized patient care and continuing dental education.

What we want

The School of Dentistry is looking for an individual  to serve as a member of the  department  team. We desire an individual who subscribes to and supports our commitment as stated above. The successful applicant will bring  a good level of laboratory experience to the position and understand the demands of supporting  researchers in a detail oriented 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. If this is you, we invite you to apply to become a member of our team.


Required Education:

Appropriate Doctoral Degree

Required Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Strong background and skills in slice recording combined with optogenetic manipulation

  • Good oral and written English communication skills, passion for multidisciplinary research, record of peer-reviewed research papers, ability to work independently with general supervision, meet deadlines, detail-oriented and ability to prioritize tasks, and willingness to work with research animals (mice and rats).

  • Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.

Preferred Education:

PhD degree in neuroscience

Preferred Experience:

Experience in neuroscience research

Hands-on experience in pain research

Job Responsibilities

Research – Pain Model Preparation

Animal model preparation

Research - Pain Study

 Optogenetic stimulation

Non-bench work

Data analysis and manuscript preparation

Other Duties

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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