Texas Agricultural Experiment Station Postdoctoral Research Associate in College Station, Texas

Job Title

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Agency

Texas A&M Agrilife Research

Department

Entomology

Proposed Minimum Salary

Commensurate

Job Location

College Station, Texas

Job Type

Staff

Job Description

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Develop and conduct research on vector-borne and zoonotic disease ecology to understand and manage disease systems. Duties will include experimental studies of mosquitoes; statistical modeling of data sets; mathematical modeling using field and lab experimental data; help guide field studies and collaborate with other team members; and may involve oversight of student employees and others.

  • Assist with writing reports, scientific papers and grant proposals; and present results at scientific meetings.

  • Other duties as required/needed.

Required Education:

Ph.D. in Entomology, Biology, Ecology or closely related field.

Required Experience:

Demonstrated experience with medical entomology, statistics and modeling.

Preferred Experience:

Demonstrated publication record.

Required Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:

Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to effectively use personal computer to communicate, prepare proposals to include cost information on spread sheets as applicable and provide reports of activities; ability to effectively communicate with faculty, students and staff; familiarity with appropriate laboratory, farm and/or technical equipment; ability to multi task and work cooperatively with others; demonstrated abilities to analyze data and write reports; and detail oriented and ability to organize tasks and prioritize work with minimal supervision.

Preferred Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:

Ability to conduct quantitative techniques using computer software including Geographic Information systems and Program R.

Other Requirements or Other Factors:

Work may require standing/sitting at work bench for extended periods of time.

Comments to applicants:

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the agency's verification of credentials and/or other information required by agency procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

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.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

Texas A&M AgriLife Research is the state’s premier research and technology development agency in agriculture, natural resources, and the life sciences. Headquartered in College Station, AgriLife Research has a statewide presence, with scientists and research staff on other Texas A&M University System campuses and at the 13 regional Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Centers. We conduct more than 500 projects each year, with more than $202.5 million in research funding for fiscal year 2015. AgriLife Research helps to improve the productivity, efficiency, and profitability of agriculture. At the same time, we focus on conserving natural resources and protecting the environment.

Texas A&M AgriLife Research is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

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